Norton Guides

weg - Expert Guide. Norton Guide Reader For Windows

WEG is a version of Expert Guide for Microsoft Windows. WEG is written in Delphi 5 and should run on all current versions of Microsoft Windows.

eg - Expert Guide. Norton Guide Reader For GNU/Linux

I've ported Expert Guide to Linux. Expert Guide started life as an OS/2 text mode Norton Guide reader (the OS/2 version is still available but no longer supported). The current version is 1.01. You can download the source as a GNU gzipped TAR file.

Please note that Expert Guide requires a recent copy of s-lang.

eg.el - Expert Guide for GNU Emacs.

eg.el provides code for reading the content of help databases built with Norton Guide and Expert Help. It also provides commands for viewing and navigating the content of Norton Guide files.

jsNG - Small JavaScript library for reading Norton Guide database files

jsNG is an effort to produce a more "modern" take on ng2html and w3ng, by developing a node.js/JavaScript/ES6 library and set of tools.

The package includes library code for opening and reading Norton Guide files; a tool to convert them into HTML pages; and a tool to serve them directly via a mini self-contained web server.

ng2html - Norton Guide To HTML Converter

After writing w3ng I had a couple of people mail me and ask if it was possible to write a utility that would convert Norton Guide files into HTML files. This was pretty easy. ng2html is basicly a hacked version of w3ng that, instead of feeding the output to stdout, writes a set of files to disk.

ng2html has been tested under Linux, OS/2 and Dos and works fine with each environment. BTW, if you want to compile the source for use in a Windows 95 Dos session and you'd like to retain long file names (.html as opposed to .htm) then I'd suggest you take a look at DJGPP v2. You can find details about this at DJGPP v2 is a free 32bit C and C++ compiler for Dos, and the executables it produces will suport VFAT long file names.

The source for ng2html is available in two formats, you can either download it as a ZIP file or a GNU gzipped TAR file.

w3ng - Norton Guide Reader For Web Servers

w3ng is a cgi-bin utility that will allow you to make your Norton Guide files available off a web server. Obviously, you need to be running some web server software for this to work.

I first wrote w3ng to allow me to read my Norton Guide files under Linux, and also from machines that connect to my Linux box. The code should work with just about any system, it might need one or two small changes so it can work on your setup, but I've test compiled it fine on Linux, OS/2 and Dos and it seems ok.

The source for w3ng is available in two formats, you can either download it as a ZIP file or a GNU gzipped TAR file.

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