Updated: Unicode text editor MinEd 2011.17

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Tue Jun 14 06:38:00 GMT 2011

                           MinEd  2011.17
                             (June 2011)

Major enhancements in this release:

Character encoding support enhancements:
* Updated to Unicode 5.2 and Unicode 6.0:
* Supporting Arabic ligature joining in all terminals.

* Sub-menu (in Options menu) to change keyboard emulation interactively.
* Improved display of status line information.
* Automatically adjusting HTML syntax highlighting colour to dark background.
* Improved file info handling, includes selected input method.
* Interactive help viewing uses mined rather than less.

* Supporting extended mouse-coordinates mode (xterm 262 and 268, 
  mintty 0.9), for up to 2015 lines/columns screen width.
* Improved handling of function keys on badly-configured terminals.

* Cygwin package: no longer registering for Windows context menu (postinstall).

Bug fixes:
* Fixed keyboard mapping in xterm to accept sequences with 
  subsequent capital letters (like hE, HE).
* Fixed printing under Windows and Interix.
* Fixed UTF-16 handling.


Mined is a powerful text editor with a comprehensive yet concise and 
easy-to-use user interface supporting modern interaction paradigms, 
and fast, small-footprint behaviour.

Mined provides both extensive Unicode and CJK support offering many 
specific features and covering special cases that other editors 
are not aware of (like auto-detection features and automatic handling 
of terminal variations, or Han character information).
It was the first editor that supported Unicode in a plain-text terminal 
(like xterm or rxvt).

Basically, mined is an editor tailored to reliable and efficient 
editing of plain text documents and programs, with features and 
interactive behaviour designed for this purpose.


To install mined on cygwin, run the cygwin setup program, 
in the "Select Packages" menu, open the "Editors" category and 
select the mined package.

More information (with screenshots, feature overview and change log) 
and download are available from the mined web site at

Mined is co-hosted at sourceforge and has a mailing list 
which can be subscribed at

Thomas Wolff

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