According to http://www.syntext.com/products/serna/order.htm there is an
academic licensing deal of $45 for a cross platform licence.
Please note that the TEI list is not the place to ask for this
information! Not because you won't get answers, but because they will
probably be a lot less reliable than what you would get from the developers.
Also please note that the TEI has not formally evaluated this or any
other software which comes bundled with TEI dtds, and therefore does not
formally endorse this or any other such product. But by jingo, we
certainly are pleased to see that there's more than one for you to
Tom Malcolmson wrote:
> 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
>>[log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] mailing list.
>>-- 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.