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CMP HTML Quoter Amanuensis

Unfortunately, Oracle has effectively decommitted Applets. This means you can no longer run the various CMP programs in a browser. You must download them and install them. You must have the most recent Java JRE (Java Runtime Environment) 1.8.0_131 32-bit or 64-bit. It no longer matters which browser you use.
Oracle has effectively decommited Applets, so this Applet will no longer run online in your browser, but it is a hybrid you can also download, install and run it on your own machine as standalone application. It will start and run faster if you do that. It will also work safely even if you have disabled Java in your browser.

Applet failed to run. No Java 1.8 or later plug-in found.

Java Requirements and Troubleshooting

Quoter is a signed Java Applet (that can also be run as an application) to Quoter Transformations. You are welcome to install it on your own website. If it does not work…
  1. For this Applet hybrid to work, you must click grant/accept/always run on this site/I accept the risk to give it permission to allow copy/paste and to configure your look & feel. If you refuse to grant permission, the program may crash with an inscrutable stack dump on the console complaining about AccessController.checkPermission.
  2. In the Java Control Panel security tab, click Start ⇒ Control Panel ⇒ Programs ⇒ Java ⇒ Security, configure medium security to allow self-signed and vanilla unsigned applets to run. If medium is not available, or if Java security is blocking you from running the program, configure high security and add to the Exception Site List at the bottom of the security tab.
  3. Often problems can be fixed simply by clicking the reload button on your browser.
  4. Make sure you have both JavaScript and Java enabled in your browser.
  5. Make sure the Java in your browser is enabled in the security tab of the Java Control panel. Click Start ⇒ Control Panel ⇒ Programs ⇒ Java ⇒ Security ⇒ Enable Java Content in the browser.
  6. This signed Java Applet (that can also be run as an application) needs 32-bit or 64-bit Java 1.8 or later. For best results use the latest 1.8.0_131 Java.
  7. You also need a recent browser.
  8. It works under any operating system that supports Java e.g. W2K, XP, W2003, Vista, W2008, W7-32, W7-64, W8-32, W8-64, W2012, W10-32, W10-64, Linux, LinuxARM, LinuxX86, LinuxX64, Ubuntu, Solaris, SolarisSPARC, SolarisSPARC64, SolarisX86, SolarisX64 and OSX
  9. You should see the Applet hybrid above looking much like this screenshot. If you don’t, the following hints should help you get it working:
  10. Optionally, you may permanently install the Canadian Mind Products code-signing certificate so you don’t have to grant each time.
  11. If the above Applet hybrid appears to freeze-up, click Alt-Esc repeatedly to check for any buried permission dialog box.
  12. If you have certificate troubles, check the installed certificates and remove or update any obsolete or suspected defective certificates. The only certificate used by this program is mindprodcert2017rsa.cer.
  13. Especially if this Applet hybrid has worked before, try clearing the browser cache and rebooting.
  14. To ensure your Java is up to date, check with Wassup. First, download it and run it as an application independent of your browser, then run it online as an Applet to add the complication of your browser.
  15. If the above Applet hybrid does not work, check the Java console for error messages.
  16. If the above Applet hybrid does not work, you might have better luck with the downloadable version available below.
  17. If you are using Mac OS X and would like an improved Look and Feel, download the QuaQua look & feel from UnZip the contained quaqua.jar and install it in ~/Library/Java/Extensions or one of the other ext dirs.
  18. Upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer or another browser.
  19. Click the Information bar, and then click Allow blocked content. Unfortunately, this also allows dangerous ActiveX code to run. However, you must do this in order to get access to perfectly-safe Java Applets running in a sandbox. This is part of Microsoft’s war on Java.
  20. Try upgrading to a more recent version of your browser, or try a different browser e.g. Firefox, SeaMonkey, IE or Avant.
  21. If you still can’t get the program working click the red HELP button below for more detail.
  22. If you can’t get the above Applet hybrid working after trying the advice above and from the red HELP button below, have bugs to report or ideas to improve the program or its documentation, please send me an email atemail Roedy Green.
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This Applet converts raw text with the following possible cleanups:
  1. Flow text by stripping out newline chararacters and replacing them with spaces. This is useful for preparing text to paste into web comment boxes.
  2. Convert awkward characters to entities for HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), e.g. && or accented characters like é to é
  3. Convert awkward characters to entities references for XML (extensible Markup Language).
  4. Quote for Java Strings. e.g. C:\MyDir\MyFile.txtC:\\MyDir\\MyFile.txt and convert Java String literals back to Strings.
  5. Convert to a CSV (Comma-Separated Value) field with commas and spaces in quotes and quotes doubled.
  6. Convert to Java char [] literals, e.g. C:\ -> new char { 'c', ':', '\\' }
  7. Strip HTML tags such as <p> <span giving you the raw text.
  8. Strip XML tags giving you the raw text.
  9. Convert HTML entities back to awkward characters.
  10. Convert XML entity references back to awkward characters.
  11. Encode an entity using %xx e.g. space to %20.
  12. Decode an entity using %xx e.g. %20 back to space.
  13. Remove control characters.
  14. Collapse multiple spaces into one.
  15. Collapse multiple blank lines onto one.
  16. Remove embedded control characters.
  17. Collapse runs of spaces into a single space.
  18. Collapse multiple blank lines into a single blank line.
  19. Align space or comma delimited text in columns
  20. Align Java source in columns (handles \ " ', /* comment */, //… in column delimiter rules).
  21. Convert to UPPER case, lower case or Book Title case
  22. Converting raw multiline clipboards into search or replace regex expressions for Java Regexes, Funduc Search and Replace utility or Microedge SlickEdit Unix-style regexes, with the option of following by converting them to Java string literals or CSV fields.
  23. Composing regex sub-expressions to compactly select a particular set of characters from the following possible printable characters:
    space !"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{|}~
    €‚ƒ„…†‡ˆ‰Š‹Œ‘’“”•–—˜™š›œŸ ¡¢£¤¥¦§¨©ª«¬­®¯°±²³´µ¶·¸¹º»¼½¾¿ÀÁÂÃÄÅÆÇÈÉÊËÌÍÎÏÐÑÒÓÔÕÖ×ØÙÚÛÜÝÞßàáâãäåæçèéêëìíîïðñòóôõö÷øùúûüýþÿ
  24. Trim leading, trailing or both spaces. Can be combined with any other transformation.

Just paste the raw text into the upper window, click Convert then copy the converted cooked text from the lower window.

You can probably best understand the Applet by typing sample text in the upper window, and looking what happens to it when you select various options.

If you want to cascade several transformations to the same piece of text, click Swap to put the output back into the input box and hit Convert.

Try pasting in the string ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / 0-9 : ; < = > ? @ A-Z [ \ ] ^ _ ` a-z { | } ~ and try out the various transformations to see what they do.

The amanuensis is also available with Java source to download. When you run Quoter Amanuensis as an application, it is even more automatic. You don’t need to do any manual pasting and copying. Just click Convert to convert the current contents of the clipboard. The cooked HTML replaces the old the raw text clipboard contents. This automatic feature is not available in the Applet version because the Applet sandbox considers it a security risk.

Quoter Amanuensis
5.5 2014-09-13 free Java
more infoprecisscreenshotbrowse source repository
for the current version of Quoter Amanuensis.
Converts text with 23 possible cleanups, including preparation of HTML and Java, aligning in columns, character set conversion, case converting, removing excess white space, removing blank lines, preparing regex expressions…
download 1,365K zip for Quoter Amanuensis Java source, compiled class files, jar and documentation to run on your own machine either as an application or an Applet.

Runs on any OS that supports Java e.g. W2K, XP, W2003, Vista, W2008, W7-32, W7-64, W8-32, W8-64, W2012, W10-32, W10-64, Linux, LinuxARM, LinuxX86, LinuxX64, Ubuntu, Solaris, SolarisSPARC, SolarisSPARC64, SolarisX86, SolarisX64 and OSX.

First install the most recent Java.

To install, extract the zip download with WinZip, (or similar unzip utility) into any directory you please, often J:\ — ticking off the use folder names option.

To check out the corresponding source from the Subversion repository, use the TortoiseSVN repo-browser to
access quoter source in repository with [Tortoise] Subversion client on

After you have installed the jar, you can run it as an application. Type:

java -jar J:\com\mindprod\quoter\quoter.jar

adjusting as necessary to account for where the jar file is.

download ASP PAD XML program description for the current version of Quoter Amanuensis.

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Quoter Amanuensis is free. Full source included. You may even include the source code, modified or unmodified in free/commercial open source/proprietary programs that you write and distribute. Non-military use only.
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