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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

nb4latex – Convert NotaBene4 to

A program to convert old (MS-DOS) NotaBene4 (including ancient Greek and all the symbols of logic) files to 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 .

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

LicensesPublic Domain Software
MaintainerGuido Milanese
TopicsForeign import
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