Debian Junior Project
Summary
Writing
Debian Jr. writing

This metapackage will install tools for your budding young writer. It includes a text editor, spell-checker, dictionary client, word processor, and educational writing software.

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Abiword
tehokas, monipuolinen tekstinkäsittelyohjelma yhteistyötoiminnallisuuksin
Maintainer: Jonas Smedegaard
Versions of package abiword
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squeeze2.8.2-2.1amd64,armel,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,sparc
sid3.0.4~dfsg-2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
bullseye3.0.4~dfsg-2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
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jessie3.0.0-8amd64,armel,armhf,i386
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Debtags of package abiword:
interfacex11
roleprogram
scopeapplication
uitoolkitgtk
useediting, text-formatting
works-withtext
works-with-formathtml, tex
x11application
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License: DFSG free
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AbiWord on täysipainoinen ja tehokas tekstinkäsittelyohjelma. Se soveltuu moniin erilaisiin tekstinkäsittelytöihin ja on laajennettavissa liitännäisin.

Tämä paketti sisältää useita tuonti/vientiliitännäisiä, joiden avulla Abiwordilla voidaan käsitellä ODT-, WordPerfect- ja muita tiedostomuotoja. Se sisältää myös työkaluliitännäisiä, joilla voidaan tehdä reaaliaikaisesti yhteistyötä muiden Abiword-käyttäjien kanssa (sekä Linux että Windows) käyttäen TCP:tä tai Jabber/XMPP-yhteyskäytäntöä, käyttää WWW-pohjaisia käännös- ja sanakirjapalveluita ja paljon muuta.

The package is enhanced by the following packages: abiword-plugin-grammar
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Aspell
GNU Aspell -oikolukija
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wheezy0.60.7~20110707-1amd64,armel,armhf,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,s390x,sparc
jessie0.60.7~20110707-1.3amd64,armel,armhf,i386
jessie-security0.60.7~20110707-1.3+deb8u1amd64,armel,armhf,i386
stretch0.60.7~20110707-3amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
buster0.60.7~20110707-6amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
bullseye0.60.8-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
Debtags of package aspell:
roleprogram
suitegnu
uitoolkitncurses
usechecking
works-withdictionary, text
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License: DFSG free
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GNU Aspell on oikolukija, jota voidaan käyttää yksinään tai yhdessä jonkun muun ohjelman kanssa. Sen pääominaisuus on, että se ehdottaa paljon parempia korjauksia sanoihin kuin mikään muu kielentarkistaja englannin kielellä, mukaanlukien Ispell ja Microsoft Word. Se on myös teknisesti edistyneempi kuin Ispell ja sisältää Ispelliin verrattuna lisäominaisuuksia kuten sanakirjojen jaettu muisti ja henkilökohtaisten sanakirjojen älykäs käsittely silloin kuin enemmän kuin yksi Aspell-prosessi on avoinna.

Aspell korvaa Ispellin täysin.

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Dasher
graphical predictive text input system
Versions of package dasher
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jessie4.11+git20130508.adc653-2amd64,armel,armhf,i386
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wheezy4.11-2amd64,armel,armhf,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,s390x,sparc
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accessibilityinput
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uitoolkitgtk
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Dasher is an information-efficient text-entry interface, driven by natural continuous pointing gestures. Dasher is a competitive text-entry system wherever a full-size keyboard cannot be used - for example,

  • on a palmtop computer
  • on a wearable computer
  • when operating a computer one-handed, by joystick, touchscreen, trackball, or mouse
  • when operating a computer with zero hands (i.e., by head-mouse or by eyetracker).

The eyetracking version of Dasher allows an experienced user to write text as fast as normal handwriting - 25 words per minute; using a mouse, experienced users can write at 39 words per minute.

Dasher uses a more advanced prediction algorithm than the T9(tm) system often used in mobile phones, making it sensitive to surrounding context.

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Dict
dictionary client
Maintainer: Robert Luberda
Versions of package dict
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jessie1.12.1+dfsg-3amd64,armel,armhf,i386
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bullseye1.13.0+dfsg-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
buster1.12.1+dfsg-8amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
stretch1.12.1+dfsg-4amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
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wheezy1.12.0+dfsg-5amd64,armel,armhf,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,s390x,sparc
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usesearching
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This package provides a client application to query a dictd server. The client-server protocol is TCP-based; the server may then be local or accessed through the network.

The DICT Development Group maintains several public servers which can be accessed from any machine connected to the Internet. The default configuration is to query one of these servers first. This may be changed in the configuration file /etc/dictd/dict.conf.

Queries may be customized by numerous command line options, including specifying the database(s) to be queried and the search strategy to be used.

This package also provides dictl, which allows using UTF-8 encoded dictionaries with terminals that do not support UTF-8.

Gcompris
transitional package for gcompris-qt
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bullseye0.97-1all
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upstream0.97.1
Debtags of package gcompris:
fieldarts, electronics, linguistics, mathematics, physics
gamepuzzle, typing
interfacex11
roleprogram
suitegnome, gnu
uitoolkitgtk, sdl
usegameplaying, learning
x11application
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License: DFSG free
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GCompris is a high quality educational software suite, including a large number of activities for children aged 2 to 10. Some of the activities are game orientated, but nonetheless still educational.

This is a transitional package that depends on the new series of GCompris releases (rewritten using Qt). It can be safely removed once gcompris-qt is installed.

Nano
small, friendly text editor inspired by Pico
Maintainer: Jordi Mallach
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roleprogram
scopeutility
suitegnu
uitoolkitncurses
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works-withtext
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GNU nano is an easy-to-use text editor originally designed as a replacement for Pico, the ncurses-based editor from the non-free mailer package Pine (itself now available under the Apache License as Alpine).

However, GNU nano also implements many features missing in Pico, including:

  • undo/redo
  • line numbering
  • syntax coloring
  • soft-wrapping of overlong lines
  • selecting text by holding Shift
  • interactive search and replace (with regular expression support)
  • a go-to line (and column) command
  • support for multiple file buffers
  • auto-indentation
  • tab completion of filenames and search terms
  • toggling features while running
  • and full internationalization support
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Pysiogame
educational activity pack for kids
Maintainer: Miriam Ruiz
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pySioGame is a set of educational activities and games for children aged between 3 and 10. The activities are grid based and can be played all in a single window. pySioGame includes maths, reading, writing, painting, and memory activities.

Writetype
application designed to help students write more easily
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wheezy1.2.130+bzr139-1all
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WriteType is a simple word processor designed to help young students write more easily and accurately. It offers spelling suggestions as students type, making the process easier and less frustrating. It also provides the ability to read back text through either an eSpeak or a Festival backend. In addition, there are special tools for teachers, and the entire application is easily translatable.

*Popularitycontest results: number of people who use this package regularly (number of people who upgraded this package recently) out of 197127