Gutread - The Gutenberg text processor
Using XML Releases Future Links
The Gutenberg Project gives great access to many classic texts with which you may do what you please.
However, if you have downloaded one of these texts and tried to print it using your favourite word processor you would not be pleased with the outcome.  All the paragraphs are fixed in their width and you have to delete the unwanted carriage returns - and there could be hundreds
The Gutenberg Reader (Gutread) is a small utility to break the back of this formatting effort.  It performs the following useful functions:
  • Removes the extra carriage returns from all paragraphs
  • Removes the notice at the beginning of the file
There is also the option to produce the text in XML format for future processing.