-- Ethiopic in Emacs --
Read and Write Text Files With Ge'ez (Ethiopic)!
Read and Write Ethiopic Email!
Compose LaTeX Documents in Ethiopic With Washra Metafonts
Read and Post to Usenet Groups in Ethiopic!
PostScript Printing With Super High Quality Font from EthioSystems!
Browse The Ethiopic Web with Mule and Emacs
Mule is a multi-lingual enhancement of GNU Emacs. It can handle not
only ASCII characters (7 bit) and ISO Latin-1 characters (8 bit), but
also 16 bit characters like Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.
Furthermore Mule can have a mixture of languages in a single buffer.
The latest version of Mule (version 2.2) supports Eritrean and Ethiopian
languages. You can display, input, edit, save, etc. Ethiopic text (Fidel)
in the powerful environment of Emacs.
2. Inputing and Editing Ethiopic
You can input Ge'ez characters from an ordinary ASCII keyboard. ASCII
input and Ge'ez input toggles by hitting a special key (Meta-]).
Ge'ez input is based on phonetic transcription. For example, typing
"he" inserts Ge'ez character "(he)", all letters are typed as they sound.
Mule makes both the ASCII and Ethiopic punctuation available at the same
time. Modes are given for both ASCII and Ethiopic digits and word
delimiters (ie the space characters). You can easily change all of the
blank spaces in Ethiopic text into Ethiopic word separators at any
time -and back!
Mule also includes a novel editting feature that allows you to edit only
the syllabic form of an Ethiopic character after its entry.
3. Ethiopic E-Mail and SERA in Mule
The System for Ethiopic Representation in ASCII has been applied in
Mule for Latin file input/output and Internet transfer. The SERA Latin
representation guarantees ease of interapplication and interplatform
You can use Mule to send and receive Ethiopic E-mail and post at Usenet
news groups. Mule will automatically convert Ge'ez characters into SERA
Latin when it is sent out. So, you can now write Ethiopic E-mail with Emacs
as easily as you do with English! Similarly, Mule will automatically
convert incoming SERA mail into Ge'ez script. SERA's easy to read system
allows Mule users and non users to communicate in their Eritrean or Ethiopian
language in both the Fidel and alphabet without conflict or confusion.
Mule also uses its own internal coding system that converts into and out
of SERA format.
4. PostScript Printing Ethiopic Text
Mule has a bundled utility called "m2ps". It converts text from Mule's
internal representation to PostScript format. A high quality 300 dpi
Ethiopic font from EthioSystems is available for your laser printing.
Using this font with m2ps, you can get a beautiful hardcopy of your
Ethiopic text with the click of the mouse.