editor that understands CTRL/B, CTRL/I, CTRL/U

Al Plant noc at hdk5.net
Tue Apr 24 19:35:31 UTC 2012

Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 01:33:58PM -0500, Robert Bonomi wrote:
>>> Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:50:26 +0100
>>> From: Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at bristol.ac.uk>
>>> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>>> Subject: editor that understands CTRL/B, CTRL/I, CTRL/U
>>> My daughter is doing a touch typing course
>>> that presumes MS Word. So far she was fine
>>> with pico, but now they want the kids to
>>> practice CTRL/B (bold), CTRL/I (italic),
>>> CTRL/U (underline). She really needs to use
>>> these particular combinations because that
>>> is how the on-line assessment tool is set out.
>>> I use nothing but vi, so have no clue which,
>>> if any, editor from ports/editors will have
>>> these particular combinations implemented.
>>> Please recommend one, preferably as simple
>>> and as small as possible.
>> Sorry *NO* 'text editor' has those capabilities, let alone has 
>> them on those key sequences.
>> Those are 'word processor' functions.  word processor' software
>> is required.
> I know, I know..
> I don't know why in a touchtyping course
> you need to teach kids this, but..
> Anyway, abiword seems to do what I need.
> Let me know if there's anything lighter.
> Many thanks

I use abiword and send files in "word" or "text" to my wifes Windows box 
for her to use as needed. abiword translates to the MS format if you 
daughter has to turn in a file for an assignment.

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