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Specification of the Canonical Text Services protocol (CTS) version 5.0.rc.2.

The source text of the specification is in markdown format in the file md/ The source text systematically refers to the current version number with the gradle property notation @version@.
This reference is replaced with the actual current version value in the build process.

The Relax NG schemas defining the syntax of the CTS replies are in the directory reply_schemas.

Draft status and discussion

The last released version of the specification is 5.0.rc.2. Current work is on 5.0.rc.3. See the project wiki at for more information about status and future plans.

Using this build file

This build file includes a task named release that replaces references to the project's version property with the value of the current version, and places the resulting file in build/pkg. It places a zip archive of this in build/distributions, which can be published to a maven repository with the task uploadArchives.

Creating a web interface with bfdocs

Prerequisites: beautifuldocs,

We are currentl using beautifuldocs to install searchable HTML versions of this specification on a number of web sites. The following sequence is not yet packaged as a build task, but can easily be done as follows:

gradle release
cp md/manifest.json build/pkg
cd build/pkg
bfdocs manifest.json

Publishing a nexus artifact

To configure the appropriate settings for publishing a zip distribution to a maven server, make a copy of the settings file publish.gradle, and set the pub property to its name when you run the uploadArchives task, e.g.,

cp publish.gradle publishlocal.gradle
... [edit values in publishlocal.gradle]
gradle -Ppub=publishlocal.gradle uploadArchives


Specification of the Canonical Text Services protocol (CTS)



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