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Identify antique text/document

Could anyone identify this antique document written in an unknown script (Kashmiri?) and perhaps comment on its purpose? (Pictures inside) [more inside]
posted by Petromyzon on Sep 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Looking for handwritten fonts similar to these...

Looking for handwritten fonts similar to these... Example 1 Example 2
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jul 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Help Me Automatically Shorten Status Updates for Facebook/Twitter Updates ...

I'm seeking to write a shell script (probably using sed) that will be given some text and will abbreviate it for me. I've no need to reinvent the wheel, if such a shell script already exists. More inside. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jul 26, 2010 - 6 answers

How to merge data fields into a plain text file?

Is there some way to do a "mail merge" type operation on plain text, xml or html files without using a word processor? [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397 on Nov 25, 2009 - 11 answers

How to merge multiple text files keeping original filename and date

Hi AskMeFi. Can someone tell me how to combine 350 text files into one large text file so that the original filenames and dates are included above (or below) each entry? I'm using Vista Home Premium and they are all generic .txt files. I'm moving all of my notes into Evernote but want to save the names and dates of the individual txt files.
posted by chimrichalds on Sep 12, 2009 - 15 answers

My First Perl Script (TM)

Please help me make a change to multiple .txt files using this funny computer code thing. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Nov 11, 2008 - 31 answers

What is the linux command 'dt'?

Obscure linux/unix text processing command: what is 'dt'? [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Oct 6, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I extract the URLs from a web page?

What's the fastest and simplest way of extracting the URLs from a html file? [more inside]
posted by storybored on Jul 30, 2008 - 11 answers

Shell scripting or something better?

Faster techniques for grabbing lines of a file and doing text manipulation and arithmetic via shell (or other) scripting? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on May 9, 2008 - 20 answers

paragraph width in firefox

Is there a plugin/extension/script for Firefox that automatically resizes text columns to make them a comfortable width to read? [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Feb 8, 2008 - 3 answers

How can I grab the text (not code) off of a bunch of .htm files?

How can I automatically grab the text (not code) off of a bunch of .htm files? [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Feb 13, 2007 - 16 answers

HTML Language Support

I need to make a web page that has 12 different languages, on one page (inc. some right-to-left languages). It's links to customer guides (PDFs) in the different languages - and rather than list them in English (Arabic, bengali, Hindi, Punjabi..) I'd like each language name to be written itn its own script. Can anyone point me to a list of langauge names as text not images, and give me a heads-up on the HTML code required?
posted by Pericles on Jun 29, 2004 - 10 answers

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