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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.

Guido Milanese
7th of January 2008


Name Size Date Notes
README 1489 2008-01-08 20:24
nb4la­tex.zip 294002 2008-01-09 00:02

nb4la­tex – Con­vert No­taBene4 to LaTeX

A pro­gram to con­vert old (MS-DOS) No­taBene4 (in­clud­ing an­cient Greek and all the sym­bols of logic) files to LaTeX for­mat. With this con­ver­sion pro­gram and its util­i­ties, you can use No­taBene for edit­ing (see­ing all the ac­cents, the Greek chars, etc.) and, at the very fi­nal stage of doc­u­ment prepa­ra­tion, con­vert it to LaTeX.

The present ver­sion of the pro­gram is im­ple­mented for MS-DOS; the README dis­cusses what might be nec­es­sary to up­date the pro­gram.

Pack­age De­tailsnb4la­tex
Li­censePublic Do­main Soft­ware
Main­tainerGuido Mi­lanese
Topics im­port files in a non-TeX (or dif­fer­ent TeX) for­mat
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