HOWTO Document List

You can see the howto documents in Yudit unicode editor if you type 'howto configure' in the command area of the editor window.

For your reference, I put the following documents on this server:

arabic, baybayin, berber, bidi, build, configure, devanagari, freehand, georgian, greekancient, japanese, keymap, malayalam, rovasiras, syntax, tamil, tibetan, vietnamese, windows

HOWTO windows

Yudit is a free Unicode text editor, which is created by Gaspar
Sinai. Originally it was a X-windows  application, but there is now a
Windows version.

General information about Yudit, and a link to the Unix dowload, can
be found at:


As of December, 2002, the most recent Windows release is:


Some documentation on the Windows release can be found in:


The document you are reading was not written by  the
creator of Yudit, just a Windows user who tried it out. This document
is meant to supplement that documentation, and the FAQ.txt file which
is included with Yudit. For printing and print preview you will need 
ghostscript and ghostview for windows.

Originaly written by Matt Fishar. Modified by Anirban Mitra 
Charecteristically Yudit is installed in folder C:\Program Files\Yudit
 or whatever path you chose during installation. When it cannot detect
 a user home directory in MS Windows,  it creates another directory
 like C:\Home and puts user specific configuration files in a
 subdirectory ".yudit". You can open this directory by pressing Home 
button of the open file window. [ It is a good idea to save your 
unicoded text file in this home directory of its subdirectories 
especially in Windows 9x (95, 98 and Me) systems to prevent them 
getting corrupted by Notepad which does not understand unicode in that platform.]
As Yudit is made for Unix systems, it followes Unix conventions which
 are different to MS Windows Systems. Significant operational
 differences are (this list is not all-inclusive) :
1. 	In Yudit, file path are indicated by forward slashes("/") unlike
 backward slashes ("\") in MS Windows. It also does not accept space in a
 folder name while in command mode. You have to remember this while
 entering directory name and pressing "cd" (change directory). It is easier
 to use the open window. The ".." mark at top of the directory listing 
 act like "up" button in Explorer.
2.	Unix commands are case-sensitive unlike Windows or DOS. So if 
you type "HELP" instead of "help" or  "Replace" instead of "replace"  
in command line, it would not work.
3. Files or folders starting with a dot (such as C:\Home\.yudit) are
 considered hidden. You have to click "show hidden" button to see them.

*Changing configuration file for Windows (Also see "howto configure" )*

Open the Home/.yudit/yudit.properties file in Yudit and change entries as below:
Set yudit.fontpath=c:/windows/fonts,c:/home/.yudit/fonts {According to font directory 
of your computer. You can know the path by going to control panel -> fonts. 
Remember: Do not keep pure unicode fonts like raghu.ttf in windows font folder 
in Windows 9x systems as they would corrupt your system fonts. Keep them in 
C:\home\.yudit\fonts  instead.
Yudit does not follow Windows mouse conventions (e.g., double-clicking
on a file to open it) and keyboard shortcuts (e.g., Ctrl-n for new
file, Ctrl-c for copy, Ctrl-v for paste, Ctrl-z for undo, Ctrl-y for
redo). Yudit's keyboard shortcuts are explained in the following file:

   C:\Program Files\Yudit\doc\FAQ.txt
If Ctrl-x (for cut),Ctrl-c (for copy), Ctrl-v (for paste) etc doesn't work use Alt-x, Alt-c,
Pressing "Esc" switches Yudit between edit mode and command mode, and
vice versa. In edit mode, you have to press Ctrl at the same time as
the keyboard shortcut, e.g., Ctrl-b for page up. See item Q12 in the
FAQ for more details. The arrow and page up/down keys also work.

To find and replace text, you have to switch to command mode.
Replacing is explained in Q15, and finding works similarly (except
that you don't have to specify a value for new-text).
To select text using keyboard, press Alt and use arrow keys

Please note, if you have set up Hebrew or Yiddish "input locales" for
Windows, they are not needed for Yudit. If you don't know what an
"input locale" is, never mind.

Update 2010-02-05
From version 2.9.2 there is no C:\HOME folder, Yudit uses the
My Documents folder of the current user.

Another change is to add native Unicode support for filenames
and this comes with a sacrifice: Yudit might not work with 
Windows 95 and Windows 98 any more. For these systems I will continue
providing a binary of the 2.8.x version. If someone could
make a conditional compilation in the source code, later versions
of Yudit might add back support to Windows95.

Gaspar Sinai
Tokyo, 2010-02-05.


Gáspár SINAI
Tokyo, 2016-04-30

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