We are happy to announce the Pali Text Reader's first BETA release (version
For a full list of added features/functionality see the accompanying change
notes in the download section.
Thanks to all of you, who sent bug reports / hints and help requests...
some (more prominent) new features include:
.) search: using boyer-moore algorithm for very fast (real time) search on
.) online and offline version: download entire canon bundled with
software/download individual books on demand (work entirely online using
tipitaka.nibbanam.com)=85-> two downloadable PTR versions
.)commentary switching improved
.)text layout settings =96 editable via css from plugin (change background,
font color, size)
.)little book/text icons in the book selector to show which item represents
what kind of text
.)online/offline button =96 if online, texts are looked up on the web (
tipitaka.nibbanam.com), if offline, it reads from local folder
.)search and result dialog handling
.) calculated number of all matching words found
.) on selecting book =96 show words occurring
.) group multiple entries
.) sort book list
.) on reopen show search/result window according to context
.)proper highlighting multiple worded search result
.)fullscreen menu entry and handling (maximize window, hide toolbar)
.)improved help file
.)on-the-fly word translation feature
.)improved statusbar (Buddhist date, ticker, book position, online/offline
.)various bugfixes and smaller improvements
For those curious to know: The main upcoming features will include
.) a handy bookmark manager - to save, edit, export and share your favourit=
.) an "info pane" with easy tree-view based navigation inside an opened boo=
.) proof-of-concept "on-the-fly" translation...
.) and many more :-)
!Anyone interested in helping to improve the Pali text reader is welcome to
add our team!
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