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Pointer: Agent FAQs and Information [LAST REV: October 25, 2003]

Von: Don Kirkman (donkirk@covad.net) [Profil]
Datum: 25.01.2004 08:25
Message-ID: <agq610ljnju6bcrcu09ga2taf7fb38sqi4@4ax.com>
Followup-to: alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent,alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent.modified
Newsgroup: de.comm.software.forte-agent nl.comp.software.newsreaders alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent.modified alt.usenet.offline-reader alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent
Changes from the previous posting are marked with "*****"

There are a number of sources of FAQ information about Agent and Free
Agent.  Each is a little different from the others; check them all as
needed.  Unfortunately some haven't been revised for current versions
but may still have useful information.  Some are candidates for
deletion, especially after 2.0 is released.

Unless otherwise noted, URLs were reachable on January 25; FTP URLs
were not tested.

====================
[GENERAL INFORMATION]
====================

Help files, an updated User Guide current through Agent 1.91, and
other application and support files

Forte's web site  http://www.forteinc.com
Browse freely; lots of stuff and updated regularly

The Help files in [Free] Agent:  Help | FAQ

Newsgroup FAQ
http://loganact.com/agent/agentfaq.html
[text file, zip format, available]
[Compiled by William Guynes, with input from active readers of
the newsgroup; minor changes by Jeffrey Kaplan; revised 7/28/99;
hosted by Scott Logan]

This FAQ is rather outdated for [Free] Agent's current
functionality but has a good deal of useful information on
configuring, maneuvering around, and maintaining [F]A.

Jim Bradley's site at:
http://home.att.net/~JLBradley/LANCE1.HTM   (Agent files, etc)
http://home.att.net/~JLBradley/LANCE3.HTM   (Links)

and a micro-FAQ of the 30 questions most asked in
alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent that are not dealt with in
other FAQs:
http://home.att.net/~JLBradley/FIRST20.HTM

General introduction to [Free] Agent and a number of small utilities
developed by users including jonzonk, Juergen Haible, Anders Sandberg,
phranc, Walkin' Dude, Alex Oren, and perhaps others.
http://www.gordol.org/agent.html
[Jeffrey Kaplan's personal site]

Jonzonk's NewsDDE32, a utility to facilitate Google searches from
within Agent using Message ID.
http://web.newsguy.com/donkirk/pub/newsdde32.zip


===========
[NEWSGROUPS]
===========

alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent
alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent.modified
de.comm.software.forte-agent
nl.comp.software.newsreaders

=======================
[NON-ENGLISH INTERFACES]
=======================

Watch alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent and Forte's Web site
[http://www.forteinc.com/international/index.php] for announcements of
Agent releases in languages other than English.

Currently available interfaces:
Dutch - ver. 1.93
French - ver. 1.93
German - ver. 1.93
German version homepage: <http://www.agent-de.org/>
Italian - ver. 1.93

Polish unofficial translation of interface:
http://www.arudnik.beep.pl
(version 1.93).

========================
[SETUP AND CONFIGURATION]
========================

Automating Free Agent/Agent:
http://pages.quicksilver.net.nz/geoffm/Agentfaq.htm
[Geoff Merryweather]

Filters - explanations, examples, and utilities:
"Classic" word based:
http://home.att.net/~JLBradley/CLASSIC.HTM
"Advanced" regular expressions:
http://home.att.net/~JLBradley/REGULAR.HTM
Utility to list filters:
http://home.att.net/~JLBradley/FILTERS.HTM
[Jim Bradley; also see his home page for other goodies:
http://home.att.net/~JLBradley/ ]

============================================
[INFORMATION IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH]
============================================

Information in Chinese:
[Translation of auorfa FAQ]
http://netcity1.web.hinet.net/UserData/terry/agent-faq/index.html
[Chen Tai-Wei]
[Translation of Forte (Free) Agent FAQ]
http://netcity1.web.hinet.net/UserData/terry/agentfaq/index.html
[Chen Tai-Wei]

Information in Danish
http://www.usenet.dk/info/agent.html
(very basic notes on getting started)

http://www.kajsvenningsen.dk/opsat/agent.shtml

Information in Dutch - newsgroups and newsreaders in general, including
[Free] Agent:
http://www.xs4all.nl/~sister/usenet/begfaq.txt

Quick-start help
http://users.pandora.be/flotspe/agent/
http://users.pandora.be/sb/agent/
[English version of the above page]
[s|b]

Information in Finnish
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/nyysit/forte.html
(some basic hints on using Agent)

Information in French:
A translation of the Agent help file:
http://www.teaser.fr/~sjacquemin/Agent/traduction.html
[Thierry Schollier and Sylviane Jacquemin]

Agent configuration, menu-by-menu, with screenshots and notes
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/cathozie/aideinternet/agent.htm

Information in German:
http://www.paefken.westfalen.de/forteagent/
[Christof Awater]

Newer version of German FAQ:
http://www.netandmore.de/faq/forte/
[Claus Hardelt, Daniel Roth, and Huschiar Madjidi]

Additional German resources:
http://www.soscha.de/faq/dcsfa-faq.txt
Short answers for (really) frequently asked questions

http://www.vibe.at/begriffe/ags-kurs.html
Introductory Tutorial ("getting started", dating from 1999)

http://news.individual.de/configuration/agent15_en.html [German]
http://news.individual.net/configuration/agent15_en.html [English]
Configuring Agent for news.individual.de (with Screenshots etc.,
can also be used for other ISPs by changing the server name(s))

Information in Greek:
http://www.stratari.gr/faq/index.html#
Setting up Agent 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7 for the Greek language
[Select Agent from the application list.   The site has
similar information for a number of other applications -
http://www.stratari.gr/faq/]

Information in Italian:
Agent 1.91 in Italian
http://spazioinwind.libero.it/sleepers/agentitaBeta7.zip
Assorted Agent files
http://spazioinwind.libero.it/sleepers/agent.htm

Step by step installation with menus
http://bertola.eu.org/icfaq/softwar3.htm#fre
Detailed installation and setup

Translation of Agent Manual:
.doc version (Micro$oft Word) -
.pdf version (Acrobat Reader) -
http://spazioinwind.libero.it/sleepers/#file
NOTE:  Unable to reach this page January 25.

Information in Polish
http://www.pitow.wroc.pl/~yogurt/help/

Information in Russian:

Collection of links to Cyrillic resources with a good [Free] Agent
section
http://shlimazl.nm.ru/soft.htm
[Konstantin Kazarnovsky]

Information in Spanish
http://www.paefken.westfalen.de/forteagent/
[Thomas Dill, Claus Hardelt, Christof Awater; translated by
Antonio Herrero]

===========================
[TRICKS, TIPS, ISP SPECIFIC]
===========================

UseNet Web Links and Agent Tips and Tricks:
http://pw1.netcom.com/~nmt1/computer/index.html
[Norris M. Taylor, Jr.]

Google seems to have a fair number of hits on sites that discuss
setting Agent up to work with specific ISPs.

============================
[USING NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGES]
============================

Note that much of the information on these sites was written before
Agent reached its current level of language implementation.

Adding non-Roman character sets and other information (site has
English available):


http://web.archive.org/web/19990505115424/http://blue.iris.mipt.ru/timur/agent.htm
http://tinyurl.com/hz9b
[Timur T. Kadyshev]

Using Russian characters on computers:
http://visitingrussia.org/rusintnt.htm#Cyrillic
[Harry Meyer]
NOTE:  Scroll down to the relevant information on the first page
that comes up; there are several links.

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/PaulGor/
[Paul Gorodyansky]

Adding Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) reading ability to
PC applications [not (Free) Agent specific]:
http://www.geocities.com/fontboard/cjk/dbcsapps.html
[Gyula Zsigri]

Using Japanese (also Chinese & Korean in some configurations) with
[Free] Agent:
http://member.nifty.ne.jp/usr/negi/agent11.html
Both Japanese and English available
[Satoshi Kusunoki]

=======================================
[MODIFICATIONS, UTILITIES, WORK AROUNDS]
=======================================

Miscellaneous information:
http://www.skuz.net/madhat/agent/
[Mad Hatter]
A good source for unofficial modifications and utilities
for [Free] Agent.

===========================================================
[DEAD LINKS - UNAVAILABLE AT LEAST THREE CONSECUTIVE MONTHS]
===========================================================

http://spazioinwind.it/sleepers/FAgent/FA-man.htm
[Luca]

Filter notes in Polish
http://www.torun.pdi.net/~macias/comp/agent.html

http://www.omsk.elektra.ru:8101/agent/index.html
["Junior"]

http://home1.swipnet.se/~w-11055/Timur/agent.htm
Encodings are Windows-1251 and KOI8-R; English available

http://www.aered.org/usuario/jrotger/guiaesfa/interme2.htm
[Joan Rotger]

======================================================================
Thanks to all the site managers who share their resources, information,
and insights about [Free] Agent.

If anyone knows about other good [Free] Agent FAQs or sites they find
useful, or has information on URL errors/changes, please email me at
donkirk@covad.net.
--
Don
donkirk@covad.net


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