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Lithuanian Editor for internet.

To the left is the national symbol of Lithuania, Vytis.

This editor was programmed by me and is offered as freeware.
There is a 16 bit version, suitable for Win 3.xx. There also is a 32 bit version, suitable for Win95 and higher. (Actually, the 16 bit version works with Win95, but for Win95 recommended is the 32 bit version, which supports the long names and other goodies of Win95)
The executable file of the editor and all other files have been compressed into a zip file for the 32 bit version and another zip file for the 16 bit version.
To download click the links below:

Zip files have two fonts, help files in two styles and the executable file. Just expand them into a directory of your choice. To conserve space the installation program is not included. The editor has a very basic HTML editing facility, Originally, I used it to design this home page, but now I prefer to use the very professional Open Office (freeware) HTML Editor.

To prepare HTML pages, please note that there is a Palette 1 with the most commonly used HTML commands. To start a new text, use "Template" from the Palette 1. Do read HTML style help, particularly the explanation of the menus.
The editor supports several extant systems to represent letters with Lithuanian phonetic symbols ("diacriticals"). Diacriticals are were generally represented in TTF fonts by high ascii characters, often unreliable in email. The editor has three encoding/decoding systems to represent the diacriticals entirely by low-ascii characters.

The editor requires one of Windows platforms (Win3.xx or Win95, WinNT or higher). Included are TTF fonts with Lithuanian diacriticals. If you know someone who may benefit from this editor, pass it on! It is entirely freeware. Though since Win98 the Windows OS supports Lithuanian, the editor can be useful if one wants to write Lithuanian without multilanguage modification of Windows.
algis.kabaila@gmail.com


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Internet kits for TIP - WIN 3.xx version.

The software in these kits is either freeware or shareware. It is offered here without charge to TIP subscribers. It is your responsibility after evaluation to register shareware programs directly with the authors/distributors. The kit comes in two parts: A and B.

The kits are now available from the TIP FTP site in the directory /pub/pc/kits/ and can be downloaded directly from it by anonymous FTP.

Part A is a starter's kit which will enable you to send/receive email and to use FTP to download software. It is in Kit211Ax.zip file, where x is the release number.

Part B has several internet clients for news reading/posting, telnet, finger, www , IRC, ping. The installation instructions are in a file read211B1.txt, which you should extract from the zip file, before attempting installation. The kit is in a zip file kit211bx.zip, where x is the release number.


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Did you know?

There was a public Delphi mailing list, located in Canberra. It supplemented the Delphi SIG in PCUG and facilitated sharing of Delphi information. The list was not restricted to PCUG members, not even to Canberra residents. Unfortunately, the list became infested with spam, mostly written in Asian languages and incomprehensible characters. So the public list went "underground" and is no longer available for the geneal public.

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Algimantas Kabaila - Personal

Al Kabaila. Actually, my first name is Algimantas, which, understandably, was abbreviated to Algis. In Oz Algis used to be corrupted to Algie, which I much disliked as I am in no way related to any Algienon. So I opted to an even shorter form, Al.

I was born in Lithuania (19 Feb 1925), which should explain my interest in all things Lithuanian. I spent many years teaching in tertiary institutions, including the University of New South Wales and, after my formal retirement in 1985, UTS (The University of Technology Sydney). I qualified as a Civil Engineer at the Royal Melbourne Technical College with an Associateship Diploma in 1952 and, whilst lecturing there, with a Fellowship Diploma in 1958. By 1959 my wife and I had saved-up enough to spend one year full time at the University of New South Wales, where in 1960 I was awarded a degree of Master of Engineering Science. After another year in "the real world" I started lecturing in UNSW and in 1967 gained there a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering).

My specialities were Structural Analysis -- Finite Element Methods -- Stability Analysis. All those activities involved computer applications. The arrival of computers to the scene, has changed Structural Analysis dramatically, enabling practical use of matrix methods. It is a pity that so many elegant graphical methods (mainly invented in Germany) and relaxation methods (mainly invented in the UK) were put to pasture. The world with horse and carriage was more attractive than the world with motor car and pollution... (Actually, I don't believe that, but it sounds good, does it not?).


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