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Date:      Fri, 29 May 2015 12:15:42 -0500
From:      Brandon Wandersee <>
Subject:   Re: easy to use WYSIWIG editor for VT102
Message-ID:  <20150529171542.GA18043@WorkBox.Home>
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References:  <20150529090528.GA2890@c720-r276659> <>

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On 05/29, andrew clarke wrote:
> On Fri 2015-05-29 11:05:28 UTC+0200, Matthias Apitz ( wrote:
> > I'm looking for an easy to use WYSIWIG editor which could be used on
> > VT102 terminals by my 9 years old son (to let him write mails and text files).
> > 'ee' is an option, but maybe there is something more fancy supporting
> > this type of terminals.
> Since the late '80s the term "WYSIWYG" has implied a graphical
> bitmapped display, proportional fonts, accurate scaling and so on,
> none of which is provided by a VT102 terminal.

More to the point, "WYSIWYG" inherently means a format *other than plain text,*
as it incorporates both content and style. A WYSIWYG interface would not save in
a format suitable for e-mail (I'm admittedly presuming this is what the OP meant by

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