WPS Files into Modern Wordprocessor
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Mon Dec 18 13:04:43 CST 2006
On 18 Dec 2006 at 11:41, Kevin Handy wrote:
> If you wanted to convert from WPS-8 to WordPerfect, then I
> could offer my code at http://srv.net/~kth .
> I think that the internal format is "similiar" to Word-11, but
> Word-11 didn't pack 3 characters into 2 12-bit words.
> you might be able to use it as a basis for understanding the
> format and writing your own conversion program, but
> reverse engineering would still be required.
We must be looking at different versions of WPS 8. The version that
I have (on RX01 diskettes) packs 4 characters into 2 12-bit words,
but the disk storage layout is a bit bizarre (3 physical sectors with
data interleaved to produce a single logical sector) and there are
numerous "escape" codes for switching to upper/lower case, bold,
underline, ruler, etc.
I've got a converter that I wrote that converts from WPS-8 RX01
images to HTML files. Why HTML? Because people already know how to
cut and paste HTML into their word processor and HTML can be read by
any web browser, regardless of hardware platform.
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