I took a very quick look around your site to try to figure out a couple
things before I bother with the trial:
- The price? Even roughly. And are there academic prices? I'm in Canada.
- Is it Java? Java apps are a bit slow on some of my computers (I'm on
Windows 2K & XP). Hey, it appears that maybe it's a Qt app? I've heard
that Qt produces fast and native cross-platform apps, though I haven't
(knowingly) used any myself. Is it a Qt app?
Syntext Team wrote:
>Greetings, TEI community!
>You might be aware that Syntext Serna, the XSL-on-the-fly
>rendering XML editor also supports TEI.
>We have just released Serna V2.1 beta with two major usability
>- Custom Content Insertion Commands.
> The ability to create commands/buttons that insert content produced
> from customizable and context-sensitive templates. For example,
> insert "hi", "p", and, depending on the current cursor
> position, "list" or "item".
>- XSLT Stylesheet Parameter Sets.
> The ability to change values of top-level stylesheet parameters and
> to switch between parameter sets while editing the document (for
> example, changing font sizes or switching draft mode on and off).
>We are kindly asking you to download Serna trial, and let us know what
>other most frequently used content insertion buttons (e.g. "hi", "p",
>"list", etc.), and predefined XSLT parameter sets (for example,
>"default" and "clean") we should add to the distribution.
>For more details see:
>Fully-functional free trial is available at:
>Please e-mail comments and suggestions for improvements to
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>-- Syntext team
>Syntext Serna Highlights:
>With Serna, general users and professional authors alike can create and
>maintain complex XML documents. With minimal training, most people will
>find it as easy to use as a conventional word processor.
> * Designed for use with complex industrial DTD/Schemas like
> DocBook, TEI, and DITA
> * On-the-fly XSL-driven XML rendering and transformation
> (using XSLT and XSL-FO subsets)
> * On-the-fly document validation against XML Schemas
> * XML catalog support
> * Large document support
> * Fully customizable GUI
> * Table support (XSL FO, CALS)
> * Multilingual (UNICODE) support
> * Spell checking
> * Available for Microsoft Windows(TM), Linux, Mac OS X.