Geek Software of the Week: WinVi

WinVi
Have you ever used the vi editor in Linux or Unix? Need some practice with the editor in Windows so you won’t be quite as lost when you have to use vi? Well, now you can!

WinVi Editor

“This editor is especially useful for friends of the Vi editor, who do not want to give up the little conveniences offered by Windows. Many people think the advantages of WinVi suggest a turn to this editor.

This is a small selection of the features presented by WinVi:

* compatibility with Windows Notepad was my main goal
* nevertheless, it ought to be highly compatible with Vi
* a hexadecimal edit mode is available for editing binary files
* speedy program start because it is avoiding use of DLLs, MFC, etc.
* large files upto 2 gigabyte editable
* freely selectable background bitmap
* any font (variable spacing, TrueType, etc.)
* simple and clear handling with the availability of a toolbar and a status line
* support for Unix text file format
* fast change of character mappings for DOS files
* automatic word completion in command line (tab key)
* print support with choosable font (double column available)
* multiple language support (English, French, Spanish, or German)
* support of mouse wheels”

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