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

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

   http://www.yudit.org/

As of December 21, 2001, the most recent Windows release is:

   http://www.yudit.org/download/binary/yudit-2.5.p.1-1.exe

Some documentation on the Windows release can be found in:

   http://www.yudit.org/download/binary/WINDOWS.TXT

The document you are reading was written by Matt Fisher -- not 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.

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Correct display of Yiddish characters in Yudit requires that you edit
the yudit.properties file. On my computer, the path to this file is:

   E:\Program Files\Yudit\config\yudit.properties

The path may differ on your computer, depending on where you installed
Yudit. In the above file, you have to set the yudit.fontpath property.
As delivered, this was:

   yudit.fontpath=
   /home/gsinai/build/share/yudit/fonts,/usr/share/yudit/data

On my system, the correct setting is:

   yudit.fontpath=C:/WINNT/Fonts

If this doesn't work on your system, do a search for files named
*.ttf, and note the path to the directory where the majority of them
are found.

To enter Yiddish text in Yudit, you need to change the yudit.datapath
property in the yudit.properties file. The default is:

   yudit.datapath=/home/gsinai/build/share/yudit/data

On my system, the correct setting is:

   yudit.datapath=E:\Program Files\Yudit\data

OK, now you can start Yudit. On the toolbar, to the right of the
magnifying glasses, is the font setting. If it says "Misc", click it
once or twice to choose "default", or "True Type".

To the right of the font setting, is the keyboard map setting. Click
once. Ignore the left-hand column (all it does is show the available
keyboard maps). In the middle column, click the keyboard map you want.
You'll notice that the right-hand column changes to show how the keys
are actually mapped -- a handy reference. There are also keyboard
shortcuts for changing your keyboard map: F11 for Yiddish, F1 for
"straight" (i.e., English or whatever your usual keyboard map is).

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:

   E:\Program Files\Yudit\doc\FAQ.txt

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. I have found that 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).

Copying and pasting is probably handled similarly to what is done in
vi, which is a Unix text editor. I haven't yet figured this out.

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.