The ALICE software implements AIML (Artificial Intelligence Markup Language), a non-standard evolving markup language for creating chat robots. The primary design feature of AIML is minimalism. Compared with other chat robot languages, AIML is perhaps the simplest. The pattern matching language is very simple, for example permitting only one wild-card ('*') match character per pattern. AIML is an XML language, implying that it obeys certain grammatical meta-rules. The choice of XML syntax permits integration with other tools such as XML editors. Another motivation for XML is its familiar look and feel, especially to people with HTML experience.
cut2 writes to standard output selected parts of each line of each input file, or standard input if no files are given. It was mean to supplement cut instead of replacing it. cut2 was written to overcome the problem of 'wc -l textfile | cut -f1', which results in the output of a blank line instead of the expected number of lines. Using cut2 instead will give you the expected result.
fnsam is a Ghostscript font browser that creates a set of HTML pages, each showing samples of twenty fonts (Type1, TrueType, and others that are available to Ghostscript). You can quickly browse your fonts using a HTML browser, and click a sample to view that font's complete character set. A separate script is available that lists detailed info about a particular font.
pstotext extracts text (in the ISO 8859-1 character set) from a PostScript or PDF (Portable Document Format) file. Thus, pstotext is similar to the ps2ascii program that comes with ghostscript. The output of pstotext is better than that of ps2ascii, because pstotext deals better with punctuation and ligatures.
Bluefish is a programmer's Web development editor written using GTK, designed to save the experienced webmaster some keystrokes. It features a multiple file editor, multiple toolbars, custom menus, image and thumbnail dialogs, open from the Web, CSS dialogs, PHP, HTML, Java, C, and XML support, external program integration (tidy, weblint, make, javac), and lots of wizards.