Re: Are there any decent text editors at all?
> I've got a Visor and just bought a
> keyboard with the intention of doing
> creative writing away from desktop
> computers. The 4096 character limit will
> really hamper my efforts. Why is there a
> limit and is there any way around it?
The 4096 character limit is part of the Memo Pad builtin application. The way around it is to use a text editor or word processor like the ones mentioned in the article. Unfortunately, most of the really good ones are not open source, but if you aren't averse to having a little bit of proprietary software on your Visor there are quite a few options to choose from. (Personally I use QED, but it is not really "current" any more; pEdit and Wordsmith seem fairly popular, but those are just two of many applications in this area.)
Making your own e-books
The article only mentions pilot.screwdriver.net for creating your own doc-format e-books, but there is a convenient (and more featureful) open source alternative you can run on your own box (Linux or that other OS)... Pyrite Publisher (http://freshmeat.net/projects/pyrite-publisher). It converts web pages, translates zTXT to Doc format and vice versa, and more. I highly recommend it, but then again I wrote it so perhaps I am a bit biased...