Related photo software Kalimages
Interview Gazette de l'IFRA 2004:
XML's Relashionhip to publishing systems
Features and benefits
Use of public and documented
XML formats to store stories and also the configuration of the software.
Flexible and customizable interface: only one XML configuration file to completely handle all functionalities available for the writer, menus and messages definition. Personalization or translation of the software is thus very easy.
Automatic update of the configuration on remote client workstations by checking the XML configuration file.
Five possible views for a story: information and synthetic view, integral story, text zoom, photos associated with a story, teleprompter.
Management of information associated to the story (metadata): date and/or publication number, edition, heading, sub-heading, associated forms,
of authorized text elements and photos associated with the story according to form types.
Characters counters foreach text element, characters and words counter for selected text.
and control for each text element according form selected
Search tools: based on articles content, on general or local headings, on classification plan
Offline text editing mode for the remote correspondents and freelance journalists, direct connection and transfer to the newspaper to send materials:
Using an integrated FTP client
- possibility to send articles to several FTP servers; transmission of several articles with attached photos within the same operation and update of a sending log.
Using an integrated SMTP client
- possibility to send a message or an article to multiple SMTP servers (emails to mailboxes)
Provides a log of articles and photos sent to editors.
Integrated editorial workflow
(workflow on a file server) using individual baskets and baskets by service: individual sending, sending to the service, reception, interception.
Log of editorial transmissions
Text attributes and formatting: bold, italics, underline, superscript, multiple subtitles.
Auto typography management : no breaking spaces around punctuation, automatic French quotation marks, suppression of successive spaces.
Text editing and formatting help: uppercase/lowercase conversion, special characters,
automatic dialog forms
allowing to store easily multiple texts
Integrated News monitoring for Press Agencies news wires using NewsML format
Ability to run external applications.
Text-to-speech facility (needs Microsoft Text-to-speech component)
Ability to run Internet contextual search: searching synonyms, searching on Google for example.
Automatic save of the current story at periodic and customizable time intervals.
spell checker or
Direct import of RTF and Word files (Word required).
Automatic filling of
Caption and Credit
fields from corresponding IPTC fields of photos used in the story.
to caption and search digital images into a photo database
Automatic indexation of
from attached photos.
Tips of the day
to help learning and use the software.
to customize the interface and the behavior of the software.
Direct export of story to RTF or PDF format (see example on
HTML and XSL-FO exports integrated using XSL transformations.
Exports to prepress formats:
or to other specialized editorial systems.
Possibility to directly store XML/NewsML/NITF documents in native XML database
to manage document versions, search documents, publish to Web, etc.
KaliNews 2.06 uses Microsoft MSXML 4.0 parser.
Supported systems: Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
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