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Thessalonica 3.1 is available. Basically it is a bugfix release, prepared to somewhow deal with compatibility issues which have appeared in OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice 3.3. This version also includes an input method for (Old) Church Slavonic and a conversion table allowing to convert texts in the so-called UCS-8 encoding ("UCS" stands for "Unified Church Slavonic" and should not be mixed with the Universal Character Set) to Unicode and vice versa.
A new version of the Old Standard font family is ready for download. Among other improvements, Old Standard v. 2.2 covers the Latin Extended Additional Unicode range (except Vietnamese) and some additional punctuation characters (including the New Testament critical signs). The TTF version now supports the Graphite rendering technologie (especially actual for OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice users). In addition to TTF and OTF files I now distribute WOFF fonts for embedding into WEB pages.
I have also posted the second major release of my Theano classical fonts package (now with Cyrillic characters). Like Old Standard, these fonts now also include Graphite tables (TTF versions only) and are available in TTF, PostScript-flavored OTF and WOFF formats.
After a long delay I decided to post Thessalonica for OpenOffice.org 3.0 stable. Basically it is the same version which has been previously released as 2.9/3.0 beta, just with two bugfixes: first, the keyboard state was not properly indicated, and second, a few keystrokes in the Hebrew layout did not work due to incorrectly specified key identifiers in the input method description. Currently I can't work on Thessalonica more actively, as I am now running a 64-bit system, and there is still no OpenOffice.org SDK for Linux 64 bit.
Old Standard v. 2.0 is now available. This is a major release, so I strongly recommend to upgrade. In particular this version includes a bold font and provides a full support for Old Cyrillic characters, including those recently adopted in Unicode 5.1.
I have also released three completely new fonts, joined into Theano classical fonts package. The fonts were first intended as Greek only, but finally I found it interesting to supplement them with stylistically compatible Latin letters. For this reason Theano fonts currently have just one style/weight per family and contain only Latin and Greek characters (no Cyrillic).
After a long term of stagnation Thessalonica 2.9/3.0 beta — the first version, designed specially for OpenOffice.org 2 — is released. Unfortunately, there were good reasons to delay this update, as the first versions of OpenOffice.org 2.0 didn't live up to my expectations. Moreover, they introduced one serious problem (issue 58969), making Thessalonica's Universal Converter almost useless. That's why I continued to actively use OpenOffice.org 1.1.5 for my everyday work, and thus was not interested in updating Thessalonica.
However, things have changed with with the release of OpenOffice.org 2.1. This version finally implements long-awaited API's for managing custom toolbars and keyboard shortcuts; it also seems to have issue 58969 corrected. Some functions still don't work as expected (see issue 73486 for example), and yet I think it is a right time for releasing a new version of Thessalonica.
Thessalonica now comes with several new input methods, contributed by users. I would like to thank all contributors and apologize for not adopting their works into the upstream for such a long time.
Except the pages devoted to Thessalonica itself, this site will now contain information about fonts I am developing. The most important project presented here is the Old Standard font family: my attempt to provide a high quality font, suitable for classical, biblical and medieval studies as well as for general-purpose typesetting in languages which use Greek or Cyrillic script, and thus representing a good companion for my Thessalonica package.
Thessalonica 2.0 (stable) for OpenOffice.org released. Note that due to a critical bug in the Java-UNO bridge implementation which may lead to a JVM crash while processing long documents with the Universal converter I had to keep the Python implementation of the main module responsible for the codepage conversion, although the rest of Thessalonica is now implemented in Java. Still persists a question which language should be preferred for future versions. Let's wait for a more or less stable beta version of the upcoming OpenOffice.org 2.0.
The thessalonica.org.ru domain was unaccessible for several weeks; sorry for that. Now the site is moved to the iqchoice.com server. Thanks to the OpenOffice.ru project leaders and personally Rail Aliev for hosting.
The OfficeFMT project now has its own site at iqchoice.com (again, thanks to Rail Aliev). So the recently created page devoted to this project has been removed from Thessalonica's site.
I've added a new page, where I'm planning to put my other packages, related with OpenOffice.org, which currently haven't another another place on the Web. Currently the only project it represents is my OfficeFMT package, which provides some additional XML based filters for OpenOffice.org.
Thessalonica for OpenOffice.org v. 1.9 is available for testing. This is the first (unstable) version implemented in Java. Since this version is no longer dependent from PyUNO specific issues, it should be compatible with all minor OpenOffice.org releases which belong to the 1.1 branch, i.e. currently 1.1.0, 1.1.1 and 1.1.2.
Started porting Thessalonica code to Java. So I hope future versions of the program will not depend from PyUNO bugs (well, Java has its own ones ;-).
Thessalonica 1.1 final for OpenOffice.org is now available. As I've already mentioned, this version requires at least OpenOffice.org 1.1.1.
Thessalonica for Microsoft Word v. 3.7 is available. It is now compatible with MS Word 2003 and also contains Spanish translation for interface and help manual.
Unfortunately Thessalonica v. 1.0 works incorrectly with OpenOffice.org 1.1.1. If you have faced this problem, download Thessalonica 1.1 prerelease, which also contains several bug fixes.