This project is no longer operational. Please use the links at the top or to the right of this page to find an alternative editor.
||Website updated to load flash in a manner
compatible with the new versions of IE due next year.
See here for details of
||Change to (relaxation of) the Richtext Editor
license affecting Online Demonstrations.
||Beta 1 of RTE v 0.3 available for download.
Download here or
||Project documenter joins the team.
||Heading for a 0.3.0 (beta) release. Plans are afoot to cut the
next release of the editor. A beta version should be available
sometime in August.
||A beta version of a
Extension based around the RTE has been released. Developed by
||A Postnuke version of the
editor is currently under development (see below).
||A German translation of the editor is now available in the
||A Norwegian translation of the editor is now available in the
||The development team expands. Three new
developers have joined the project this month. Checkout the
Richtext project pages
on sourceforge.net for more details.
||Multi-lingual version of the editor is under
development. Source code available here.
||Version 0.2 now available via the
||Snitz Mod (RTE v1.2) released.
Copyright & Licensing Issues
Whilst we appreciate individuals efforts in identifying and addressing
breaches of copyright and license with the Richtext Editor, if a copyright or
licensing issue is suspected, please forward details to Austin France,
do not attempt to contact the apparent offender directly. As we are
the copyright holders of the editor, it is our responsibility to pursue any
possible breach of copyright or license.
Online Demonstrations - Relaxation of license
For the sole purposes of online demonstration of a product or service
utilizing the Richtext Editor, We will allow the about icon to be removed
from the toolbar of the Richtext Editor. All other copyright notices and
credits must however remain intact. This change to the license is being
made because we recognize the need to hide implementation details from your competitors.
Important - Virus Emails - 1st July 2003
Unfortunately it seems that a number of richtext users who have my email address in their email address books have at some point become infected with the
W32/Sobig.E virus or one of the many variants. These types
of virus generate emails to propagate themselves and disguise the sender based
on entries picked from the infected users address book.
This means that you may receive an
email that on the surface appears to have been sent by me, but it is in fact
more likely to be a virus.
I am not infected with this virus and we employ an aggressive anti-virus
policy to the extent where my machine is constantly monitored for
viruses, and every message I send or receive is scanned for viruses at 2 stages
during it's delivery (once in and out of my email client and once
at in/out of our internet email gateway).
The editor has to date been translated into many languages, the current
language list includes: English, Arabic, Norwegian, German, French, Russian,
Turkish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Danish. Up to date language files are
available direct from CVS:
Where can I download it?
The official releases of the editor
can be downloaded
from sourceforge.net here.
Official and preview releases can be downloaded from the downloads page.
Looking for an editor to embed in Snitz Forums?
The Richtext Editor has now been fully integrated into
Snitz Forums courtesy of Nathan Bales at the
Snitz Exchange. This ready to go Snitz Mod is based on version 0.2.0 of the editor and compatible with
version 3.3.03 of Snitz Forums. Visit the
Mod Exchange to download.
Looking for an editor to embed in Postnuke?
Work is underway to integrate The Richtext Editor into the Postnuke PHP based
portal system. A beta version can be downloaded from
Looking for a Dreamweaver Extension based on RTE?
Bill Chalmers has
developed and released a beta version of his
based around the RTE.
What features does the current version include?
- Basic Editing Commands - Bold, Italic,
- Styles - Headings, Pre-formatted text etc.
- Fonts - The font and font size can be
- Colours - Foreground and background colours.
- Tables - Tables can be inserted into the text.
- Images - Images can be inserted into the text.
- Links - Links (URL's) can be inserted.
- Copy & Paste - Cut and paste rich text from
your other Windows applications.
- Keyboard Shortcuts - The standard windows
editing keys are supported.
- Embedding - The editor can be embedded into a
- Custom Fields - This allows the inclusion of additional fields
(input boxes) for example, a subject line, making The
even easier to integrate into your existing application. This
feature is ideal for implementing forum message and email editors.
- View/Edit Source - This option will allows the HTML source to be viewed
- Insert Character - Allowing easy insertion of special characters.
- Custom Styles support - The list of styles available in the editor can
be extended programmatically.
- docHtml - The document HTML can be extracted from the editor at any time.
The docHtml property is read/write.
The main purpose of this release will be to add
multi-lingual support. This has already been done for the main editor
window and is available via the CVS Tree
- Multi-lingual support, switched on users configured
- Norwegian Translation
- German Translation
- Corrected a problem in 0.2.2 where options set when
initialising the editor (populating it with HTML) where not being honoured
- More options added to enable/disable features
- View Source option when toggled disables/enables
the post button
- Preliminary interface documentation
- View Source option now enabled by default (due to
- Disabled history and view source options by
default in preparation for official release.
- Added editor.options property to allow optional
functionality to be enabled/disabled.
- Corrected a bug in test_embedded.asp
- Added Custom Fields
- Beta versions of undo-history and view source
- Original release of The Richtext Editor
What versions of Internet Explorer are supported?
At this time, only Internet Explorer 5.5 and later are supported.
The Richtext Editor relies upon the content editable capabilities of the IE5.5
and later browsers. Other browsers may be considered if and when they
include similar capabilities.
Where can I get more information?
The Richtext Editor project is an Open Source project hosted on
sourceforge.net. Checkout The
Richtext Editor project page for more details.
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