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WordGrinder is a light-weight character-cell word processor designed for text entry on the console. For Unix/Linux/or Windows Systems.


WordGrinder is a light-weight character-cell word processor designed for text entry on the console, supporting Unicode and styled text. It provides a clean, easy-to-use interface that gets out of your way and get the job done.

Word Processors

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    word processor

WordGrinder: a word processor for processing words

New! v0.5.1 released! Major release! Overhauled Windows port (it's now actually usable); new page count feature; new widescreen monitor support; many, many bug fixes and tweaks; and a big new feature: bold text!

WordGrinder is a Unicode-aware character cell word processor that runs in a terminal (or a Windows console). It is designed to get the hell out of your way and let you get some work done.

Perhaps you'd like to see some screenshots.

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WordGrinder is a word processor for processing words. It is not WYSIWYG. It is not point and click. It is not a desktop publisher. It is not a text editor. It does not do fonts and it barely does styles. What it does do is words. It's designed for writing text. It gets out of your way and lets you type.

The author wrote it to have something to write novels on.

Features you might like:

    Ultra-clean, uncluttered display.
    Looks good even on a terminal.
    Single- and double-width Unicode character support. No right-to-left or combining characters, unfortunately, but everything else should work.
    Intuitive, friendly menu system and fast-access keyboard shortcuts. The keyboard shortcuts are all configurable from within WordGrinder.
    All configuration settings get saved automatically in your document.
    Just enough character and paragraph style support to let you get the job done, while not enough to let you waste time configuring them.
    Multiple documents in a single file.
    OpenDocument import and export.
    HTML import and export.
    LaTeX and Troff export.
    Small and efficient codebase. (20000 lines of code!)

Disclaimer: WordGrinder is beta software. It's under development and it has bugs. While it seems pretty solid in the author's experience, if you use it for real data it will probably crash, wipe it all, and shoot your dog. Use and enjoy, but with care.
WordGrinder is hosted on SourceForge. Logo

You can get the most recent version of WordGrinder from the project download page.

If you are a Windows user, you will want the Windows installer. Simply run this and it should do the rest.

If you are a Unix user (or, probably, OSX), you will want the source package called wordgrinder-X.X.tar.bz2. You'll have to build this yourself. Decompress it somewhere and read the README.

If you want assistance, or wish to make comments, suggestions, feature requests or simpy want to talk about it, then you're welcome to join the mailing list.


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