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CKEditor Weekly for July 29, 2013

Welcome to CKEditor Weekly, a summary of all the interesting happenings in and around the CKEditor community. Last week things were a bit calmer on the development side (at least on the surface) but the community had some interesting additions. Read on to find out more.

CKEditor in review

  • We started playing around with a new Math formula Widget that will allow the insertion and editing of mathematical equations in TeX or MathML. The formulas would be displayed using the MathJax library. This is all very experimental as MathJax has its own peculiar set of quirks, but the outlook is promising.
  • Onderceylan submitted a rather useful new plugin for CKEditor called Text Transform. The tool lets you easily change text cases (lowercase, uppercase, sentence case, etc.) just like in Word. You can grab it from our Add-ons repository here.
  • It's now confirmed that CKEditor 4.3 will be released with a new and powerful Image Widget. We’re still debating which preferences to add. The current image plugin comes with a lot of different options so we’re considering a trimmed down tool with only the basics: URL, alignment, size, captions… yes, captions! Here’s a sketch of how it will look:

New Image Widget

Around the Net

  • A new CKEditor connector for Vaandin was released. Vaadin is a Java web application framework that helps you build modern Rich Internet Applications (RIA):
  • Eliademy released a new visual editor based on CKEditor. The service provides a free teaching and learning experience by giving users the ability to create, share and manage classrooms online. 
  • Steve Hannah created a WYSIWYG HTML editor component for Codename One by wrapping CKEditor in a BrowserComponent. Codename One is a free Open Source solution that allows you to build native applications for all mobile devices using Java and optionally a GUI builder.
  • Wygwam 3, a big update to ExpressionEngine’s most popular and beautiful WYSIWYG editor, was released with CKEditor 4.
  • Eric Panorel posted a working proof of concept on his blog on how to create a KnockoutJS binding handle for CKEditor. It should be noted that the Sourcedialog plugin must be downloaded separately and added to the ckeditor/plugins folder in order for this to run. The first code snippet should also be saved as ko-cked4-handler.js

That's it for this week. If you would like to be featured in one of our CKEditor Weeklies, or have an interesting tidbit that relates to CKEditor, leave a comment below or contact us!

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