Garbure is a collection of dedicated distributions. Each distribution provides carefully selected tools for a specific target domain, and is completed with examples and documentation. The set of distributions forms an entity, but each distribution works also on its own. All elements are arranged in the same way for each distribution.
SubTimer is an easy-to-use subtitle editor based on SubStation Alpha, an abandoned freeware project for Windows. It features simple editing (cut, copy, paste, line split and merge, insert, and delete), time shifting for shifting a range of subtitles by a specified amount of time, timing based on an audio file (the audio wave is displayed on the screen, and the user can pick the start and end times by clicking on it), and UniCode support. It supports Substation Alpha (srt), SubRip (ssa), and plain text subtitle formats.
Perl text2html is an HTML 4.01/CSS2 project that converts pure plain text files into very informative and professional looking HTML documentation pages. The text files require no markup whatsoever; just naturally written text. This utility predates the now similar Python-based asciidoc.
The Epeios MIDI to XML converter makes it possible to convert binary MIDI files to a format that allows them to be handled effectively with tools like CVS. If you put, using your favorite MIDI sequencer, the CVS '$Id$' tag (or other CVS tags) in the comment tag of the MIDI file, the changes made to this tag by CVS are propagated into the MIDI file.
docx2txt is a tool that attempts to generate equivalent (ASCII) text files from Microsoft .docx documents, preserving some formatting and document information (which MS text conversion drops) along with appropriate character conversions for a good (ASCII) text experience. It is a platform independent solution consisting of (core) Perl and (wrapper) Unix/Windows shell scripts and a configuration file to control the output text appearance to fair extent. It can very conveniently be used to build a Web based docx document conversion service. Some Makefiles and Windows batch files are provided for easy installation of the scripts. With unzippers like CakeCmd that can deal with corrupt Zip archives, this tool can extract text from corrupt docx documents in many cases, where MS word processor fails to even open them.