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Revision as of 15:34, 12 October 2012


MULtilingual Enhancement to GNU Emacs

Mule stands both for MUlti-Language Extensions, MULtilingual Environment and MULtilingual Enhancement to GNU Emacs.

The code was formerly part of NEmacs, a Japanese-only version of Emacs. It was written by a core team of developers of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), which is a part of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), of the government of Japan. Mule provided support for a large number of languages, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean, and was integrated into Emacs version 20.

Current code includes:

Also included is an utility to convert multilingual text into standalone PS.

MULE is maintained as a part of GNU Emacs.

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Extension or Plugin

This package can be used as an extension, plugin, or add-on to:


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GPLv3orlaterGenium24 December 2016

Leaders and contributors

Satoru Tomura Former developer
Mikiko Nishikimi Former developer
Kenichi Handa Former maintainer

Resources and communication

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User Homepage
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Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 December 2016.


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