HyperText/2 V1.07

by Christian Langanke, 2001-2004


Contents

Software overview
Short description
Overview
Prerequisites
Download current version
National Language Support


Short description

HyperText/2 is a preprocesssor for plain text files with some few special commands, which can be compiled to complex OS/2 INF online document files in one step.
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Overview

HyperText/2 creates IPF source files out ot the HyperText/2 text files and then uses the IPF compiler to create the resulting INF file.

Using HyperText/2 allows you to write text files with very few commands compared to the syntax of real IPF source. As an example tables and lists can be created with far less complicated structures and usual text attributes like boldprint and underline can be switched on and off with escape characters instead of using involved commands. Thus it is far easier than creating real IPF source files.

HyperText/2 is not the only preprocessor solution for creating IPF source and INF files. HyperMake from Martin Vieregg can even do more for you, it can use the same source for creating both OS/2 and Windows Help files and even HTML files, and all this with even more text layout features. Although this is quite a fine program, it has one drawback: it costs a shareware fee. While the shareware fee might be appropriate when you consider all the features that HyperMake offers you, I consider it being far too high if you just want to create some larger INF files. This is why I created HyperText/2, which is completely free.

As a credit to HyperMake I have to thank the author for the idea and for the layout of some HyperMake specific commands. Although HyperText/2 shares some commands with HyperMake, it is NOT compatible and has some less features. Nevertheless HyperText/2 should be sufficient for most tasks and has other, very powerful commands, like for mirroring pages and easy creation of so-called viewports (comparable to frames in HTML).
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Prerequisites

This package requires


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Download current version

You can download the current version (ca 86.45 Kb) from the following following sources:

Address
 this website
 The Hobbes File Archive (hobbes.nmsu.edu)

Check your copy of the zip file with the detached signature certificate or the MD5 checksum.

  • Signature certificate:  htext107.asc
  • MD5 checksum: 3b623dd87c5dab3d4220c2530a218a87

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National Language Support

This program currently provides National Language Support for the english language only.
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