Engineer Ameha Aberra Molla
ኢንጂነር ኣመሃ ኣበራ
Engineer Hiwot Aberra Molla
ኢንጂነር ሕይወት ኣበራ
Engineer Brook Aberra Molla
ኢንጂነር ብሩክ ኣበራ
Dr. Bekele Molla
ዶ/ር በቀለ ሞላ
Engineer Grum Ketema
ኢንጂነር ግሩም ከተማ
Mr. Thrall of Paraclete Software
(Plano, Texas) was selling his MegaWriter prior to 1984 for Arabic and
Hebrew. I bought it and managed to use it for Ethiopic for
the first time.
All I had to do was replace the English fonts he was
changing with the function keys with the eight (8) Ethiopic order
Dr. Kay Horstman
ዶ/ር ካይ ሆርስማን
was introduced to Dr. Horstmann by Mr. Thrall because the
engine of MegaWriter belonged to him and Mr. Thrall could
not have changed the software code without the permission of
Dr. Horstmann. Without Dr. Horstmann agreeing to modify his
ChiWriter program to
ModEth, I would not have
been able to sell ModEth. ModEth was the first Ethiopian
word publisher with which I computerized Ethiopic.
DIGI-FONTS, Inc. (Dr. McClure)
cost of scanning the Ethiopic characters as well as my
freehand version of the characters became prohibitive in
1988, Dr. McClure allowed me to use
his machines and
programs for free for years in his Genesee, Colorado office.
The ModEth keyboard had two
types of layouts. One was based on my Ethiopic (Amharic typewriter
keyboard and the other one on the English layout keyboard. DataCal
Corp. of Arizona custom made for me a red transparent
overlay for the QWERTY keyboard. Because of the popularity
of the English layout, only about 100 pieces of the Ethiopic
overlays were sold between 1988 and 1989.
Packard ሂውለት ፓከርድ
me numerous printers. Without their help I could not have
afforded to pay for the cost of numerous printers they were
churning out in the late 80's. Some printers like the
DeskJet series never worked with the encrypted Geez fonts.
Unicode approached me through Dr. McClure to provide them
information and materials about Ethiopic (1989) and it
fonts. Also the second time through (Glen?), after Unicode
abandoned the fake
Amharic typewriter method which they also
sent to me (1992).
Microsoft assisted me with how to use the numerous Ethiopic order fonts in
Windows 3.1 particularly with Microsoft Word 6.0 (1992). Without their
Ethiopic dot, I would not have brought the 9 Ethiopic fonts
for use with the function keys in Word. The
works even in Microsoft Word 2003.
I made an
arrangement with Adobe to incorporate its Acrobat
application with my Ethiopic as Geez could not have been
used as hypertext but, only as hyperdocument.
The Pioneers of Ethiopic Computing since 1982!