Bibcursed is a simple curses-based editor for BibTeX bibliography files, especially useful for those who have to maintain a large number of references for a major piece of documentation, like a PhD thesis. It performs everyday functions such as adding, removing and viewing reference entries. Intelligent prompting for fields is used when adding entries so that authors do not have to rely on memory for knowing which fields can and cannot be used for different entry types.
crypt++.el is a package of Lisp functions that recognize automatically encrypted and encoded (i.e., compressed) files when they are first visited or written. The BUFFER corresponding to the file is decoded and/or decrypted before it is presented to the user. The file itself is unchanged on the disk. When the buffer is subsequently saved to disk, a hook function re-encodes the buffer before the actual disk write takes place.
Gnutran is a simple, Emacs-based front-end to a number of machine translation engines available on the Web. It can send emacs buffers to a translation engine, request a translation (e.g. English to Portuguese) and display the result on a new window. GNUTRAN interoperates with emacs-based email agents such as VM-Mail and features a highly configurable interface, allowing easy set up of new translation pairs through Emacs' customization interface.
jEdit is an Open Source text editor written in Java. It has many useful features, such as syntax highlighting, bracket matching, regular expression searching, multiple file search and replace, folding, and keyboard macros. jEdit also includes a powerful plugin architecture that allows more than 80 plugins to be downloaded and installed from within the editor.
make_faq is an HTML generator that builds chunks/chapters/questions-and-answers or whatever, and builds indexes to hold it all together. It's a fairly general purpose tool for creating a set of indexed pages, but it's common usage is to build FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) HTML from text documents. See the examples for a better understanding.
rpl is a Unix text replacement utility. It will replace strings with new strings in multiple text files. It can scan directories recursively and replace strings in all files found. The search can be limited to files with certain filename suffixes (e.g. '.html', '.c', etc.). It includes source, a build script, and a man page. It should work on most flavors of Unix. Linux/Intel, Linux/PPC, and source RPMs are available, as are binaries for other OSes, including Mac OS X.