is the most minimal of the clones, without
a large number of additional features that have not yet been
covered. Yet it does have several important features
worthy of mention.
- Internationalization support
Most of the informational and warning messages in nvi
can be replaced with translations into a different language,
using a facility known as a "message catalog."
implements this facility itself, using
a straightforward mechanism documented in the file
in the nvi
Message catalogs are provided for Dutch, English, French, German, Russian,
Spanish, and Swedish.
- Arbitrary buffer names
buffer names are limited to the
26 characters of the alphabet. nvi
to use any character as a buffer name.
- Special interpretation of
For any ex
command that needs a filename
argument, if you use the special name
will replace it with the name of a
unique temporary file.