easy to use WYSIWIG editor for VT102

Matthias Apitz guru at unixarea.de
Mon Jun 1 06:34:42 UTC 2015

El día Sunday, May 31, 2015 a las 11:25:11AM +0200, Polytropon escribió:

> On Fri, 29 May 2015 11:05:28 +0200, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> > 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I'm looking for an easy to use WYSIWIG editor which could be used on
> > VT102 terminals by my 9 years old son (to let him write mails and text files).
> > 'ee' is an option, but maybe there is something more fancy supporting
> > this type of terminals.
> I could suggest Joe's Own Editor (joe) which I have been
> using on a VT-101. If your baudrate is sufficient, you
> can even use the Midnight Commander's Editor (mcedit),
> and it's _very_ easy to use.
> Basically all text editors are WYSIWYG, except probably
> ed, the _standard_ editor, which is YAFIYGI (you asked
> for it, you got it). :-)

I installed misc/mc-light and run it as 

$ TERM=vt102 export TERM
$ unset TERMCAP
$ mcedit ESER.txt

I was suprised that it offers in the last line of the screen this:

1Help   2Save   3Mark   4Replac 5Copy   6Move   7Search 8Delete 9PullDn 10Quit

(the numbers are black on white, the words are presented inverse)

surprised, because the VT102 has no function keys F1...F10. But I
figured out that ESC-1 ... ESC-0 do the same job. 

It's a bit a pitty, that it can not switched to German. There is only
an English and a Russian po-file (around 900 lines to translate):

$ fgrep msgid mc.pot | wc -l

For mc at nuclecu.unam.mx: Are you aware of any German translation of the
po-file? Thanks


Matthias Apitz, guru at unixarea.de, http://www.unixarea.de/ +49-170-4527211    +49-176-38902045
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