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Old 03-12-2005, 03:56 PM   #1
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is there any good X11-based word processor?

i dont like programs that rum on gtk+ or qt as my computer is of lower spec and it slows my computer. i was wondering if there is a program that uses low level graphics but still does the job of rendering text and images as a functional word processor out there?

i know this is irrelevant a kind im looking for is like older versions of korean word processor called haansoft 'arehangul' which was based in MS-DOS. the last MS-DOS version was incredibly functional and had its own grapical interface all in MS-DOS. (later it was completely ported to ms-windows then offshoot of this product is hancom word). so what im looking for is a kind that either uses very small graphical package or even ncurses or its own small graphical library.
Old 03-12-2005, 04:13 PM   #2
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Google a search on "x11" "word processor" and start looking.
I turned up these four on the first page:

LyX is a typesetting program rather than a word processing program. It requires a different mind-set, but the end result is similar, if not better.

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Old 03-12-2005, 04:20 PM   #3
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I haven't used it much myself (except when playing with a couple of small live-CD distributions), but you might want to check out Siag Office/Pathetic Writer: / .

Hope this helps.
Old 03-13-2005, 04:50 AM   #4
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my vote for abiword, hands down.


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