The XMLmind XML Editor is a freely downloadable editor that makes it quite easy to create not only XLingPaper documents, but also XHTML documents, among others. This editor is a structured editor and has at least the following very nice features:

  • One never sees the XML element and attributes markers. These are all nicely hidden.
  • It uses Unicode.
  • There are templates which make it easy to start a new document and also to easily create various kinds of examples, lists, tables, etc.
  • As a structured editor, one can only insert elements (e.g. citations, examples, lists) when it is appropriate to do so.
  • There are ways to easily set references to examples, sections, etc.
  • One can maintain a master file of references that one can then reuse for multiple papers.
  • It has a nice find and replace capability.
  • It has the ability to easily cut and paste entire collections of elements.
  • It has spelling checkers for English, French, Spanish, or German.
  • The user interface can be in English, Czech, French, Italian, Spanish, or German.
  • It works with Keyman 6.0.
  • It has some ways to find and key Unicode and other special characters.
  • Unlike some other XML Editors, performance does not degrade for large files.
  • It is possible to create and maintain modular documents (ones which consist of multiple files).

For an unsolicited review of the XMLmind XML Editor, see http://www.writersua.com/articles/xmlmind/index.html