On NB4LATEX: current status and developments
I wrote nb4latex many years ago, around 1994-1995. As many classicists and
linguists, I had been a happy user of NotaBene, a Dos programme (later
Windows) which was, for that age, spectacular -- you could write and print
non-Latin chars (Greek, Hebrew, maths) with no effort and an excellent
quality. Also the bibliographic data could be dealt with very well.
Later I 'discovered' LaTeX -- a colleague in the maths department was using it
and I was impressed by the elegance of the output. But Greek and so on could
not be typed directly (there was no Unicode input at the time). So I planned
to use NotaBene as input, and LaTeX as 'final' formatter. My programme was a
filter from NotaBene to LaTeX.
Then I left Windows for Linux -- and the programme became totally useless,
because it's a Dos programme. Now I write everything with the (g)vim LaTeX
suite, a Unicode encoding for Greek and other non-Latin chars, and it's a
I decided to upload the programme beacuse I receive some requests of
people saying more or less: I have a book/article/essay written in NB and the
typesetter/department/whatever wants to get in LaTeX.
However, please notice:
(1) he programme is old and that needs a radical update;
(2) I must update the programme to support the modern Windows versions of NotaBene.
Please write to my email address for suggestions and requests.
7th of January 2008
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