The XcRichText Widget

Daniel W. Connolly
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from the XcRichText README, 92/09/09 17:13:35

The XcRichText fills the need for a formatted text display widget in the Motif toolkit. It interprets RTF data and formats and displays it using X fonts, colors, lines, and pixmaps.

Status as of Sep 1995

Apparently, Philippe-Andre Prindeville philipp@res.enst.fr has released some enhancements. See: Philippe's XcRichText release directory.

Status as of Jan 1995

NOTE: It has been some time since I worked with this code. I had several reports of folks who successfully used this software, and there are no known defects, but I won't make any guarantees either!

My most active beta tester was Philippe-Andre Prindeville <philipp@res.enst.fr>. He was using it to display some sort of international dictionary. When I last contacted him, he was doing some optimizations on fonts and scrolling. I think he released a patch.

Requirements

In order to build applications using the XcRichText widget, you will need:

Acknowledgements

This material is derived from the RTF Tools by Paul DuBois dubois@primate.wisc.edu

The XcRichText Distribution

Release 1.5 has been built and tested on:

arch
os
sun4
SunOS Release 4.1.1
c2mp
ConvexOS Release 10.0
HPsnake
HP OSF/1 TR

with Motif 1.1

The source distribtion is available from a number of FTP archives, for example, on gatekeeper.dec.com in /.b/X11-contrib: XcRichText-1.5.tar.Z Sep 27 1992.

You can get list of copies of the distribution from the Archie database via the ArchiePlex service.

To verify the distribution: it is 127957 bytes; the checksum (as per the SunOS sum command) is 33571 125, and I have signed it with a pgp 2.6 digital signature:

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You'll need my key to check the signature of course.