[Techtalk] What do you all think?

Telsa Gwynne hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk
Mon Nov 19 16:11:45 EST 2001

On Sat, Nov 17, 2001 at 08:25:21PM +0100 or thereabouts, Rebecca J. Walter wrote:
> re word docs on linux..
> i heard rumors that ms was getting bitchy about things like staroffice
> that could read their files and were pressing some kind of patent or
> copyright issues.
> also i have heard there is a script for converting word docs to
> something else, but i forget what it is called.  someone else might be
> able to think of it (antiword comes to mind)


it started as mswordview, became wv and now seems to be wvware.

Caolan Macnamara started it, I think. I believe it's the basis for
how Abiword reads .doc format files. Or was at one stage.



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