Hamlet
 
 

Note that this program is new research, and will not work on all machines. It has been tested to run on a machine of the following description:
  • 600 Mhz Pentium III or faster, or a recent Mac
  • 1024 x 768 pixel screen or higher resolution, 16 bit color
  • Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP operating systems, or Mac OS X
  • 256 Mb of RAM
  • A fast internet connection
  • No other memory-intensive programs running
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (5 or later)
  • Netscape (6.2 or later)
TextArc will often stop working the second time it is run in the same browser session. This is caused by the browser remembering parts of the program after it should have exited. The simplest way to run it multiple times is to STOP all browser windows, then come back and run it again. If you are running Netscape, you can clear the browser's memory manually by opening the Java Console (under the Tasks:Tools menu, available in the menu bar at the top of the program) and pressing "x" on the keyboard, so that it "clears the classloader cache." If you do this after each session with TextArc, you should not have to stop all browser windows. (If some brilliant Java/browser hack knows how to get Netscape and MSIE to clear the classloader cache under program control,PLEASE contact b r a d @ d i d i . c o m ! )

Note: TextArc will open a window that covers your primary monitor's desktop. Pressing the Esc key or clicking the mouse button will stop the program, but on some slow machines (don't try it on a 300 Mhz machine or slower) or old browsers this may take some time.

Enjoy!


Click this link to start TextArc


Click this link to start TextArc in a window,
or just look at the still screen shots.