GNU Aspell is a spell checker designed to eventually replace Ispell. It can either be used as a library or as an independent spell checker. Its main feature is that it does a superior job of suggesting possible replacements for a misspelled word than just about any other spell checker out there for the English language. Unlike Ispell, Aspell can also easily check documents in UTF-8 without having to use a special dictionary. Aspell will also do its best to respect the current locale setting. Other advantages over Ispell include support for using multiple dictionaries at once and intelligently handling personal dictionaries when more than one Aspell process is open at once.
GNU TeXmacs is a free wysiwyw (what you see is what you want) editing platform with special features for scientists. The software aims to provide a unified and user friendly framework for editing structured documents with different types of content: text, mathematics, graphics, interactive content. TeXmacs can also be used as an interface to many external systems for computer algebra, numerical analysis, and statistics. New presentation styles can be written by the user and new features can be added to the editor using Scheme.
oXygen is an XML editor that supports any XML document, and works with XML Schemas, DTDs, Relax NG schemas, and NRL Schemas. It has powerful transformation support that allows you to edit XSLT and XSL-FO documents and to obtain documents in the desired output format (such as HTML, PS, or PDF) with just one click. It also includes a complete Subversion client, support for flattening XML Schemata, an XML Schema instance generator, integration with the X-Hive/DB, MarkLogic and TigerLogic XML databases, editing actions on the diagram, and a rename refactoring action.
edit-on Pro is a cross-platform, in-browser, WYSIWYG editor Java applet which enables XHTML content authoring with XML markup. The editor is compact, powerful and requires no special libraries or client plugins. It includes CSS support, table editing, a spelling checker, multi-language support, and features an API that allows full customisation and seamless integration into Web-based applications. It perfectly complements content management systems, e-learning, knowledge management systems, and CRM. A free trial version is available for download and includes complete developer samples and a comprehensive integration manual.
TextMaker is a word processor that launches quickly, needs little memory, does not require complicated setup, and has the full feature set of a modern high-end word processor. It reads and writes Microsoft Word 6/95/97/2000/XP, and Word 2003 files, and is available for Linux, Sharp Zaurus, and FreeBSD.
The edit-on JavaBean SDK is a customizable, feature-rich JavaBean that allows developers to add WYSIWYG editing functionality to their AWT- or Swing-based applications. It features an intuitive word processor-like user interface that enables XHTML content authoring with XML markup, and has a royalty free run-time license.