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   This package contains emacs-w3m, an Emacs interface to w3m
  1. Introduction

w3m is a pager with WWW capability, developed by Akinori ITO. Although it is a pager, it can be used as a text-mode WWW browser. Visit the official w3m page for details:

Emacs-w3m is a simple Emacs interface to w3m. Its official web page is available at:

You can find more detailed version of the following explanations in the form of HTML'ized info:
  1. Requirements

Check whether your system meets the following requirements before installing emacs-w3m.

Emacs-w3m requires the latest version of w3m (version 0.3.1 and later). Since this program is much sensitive to the version of w3m, you should confirm it if you already have w3m installed. And we recommend you visit the official w3m web page to check whether a newer version of w3m has been released:

If you want to use the shimbun library which is included in the emacs-w3m distribution, you have to install FLIM package. For more detail about the shimbun library, see “Shimbun Library” section in Info.

a) Emacs 21.x No additional packages are required.

b) XEmacs 21.x First of all, you should note that emacs-w3m supports only XEmacs 21.4.17 and later and XEmacs 21.5-b19 and later. In addition, you need to have installed the latest xemacs-base package including the timer-funcs.el module.

  APEL package is required.  Use the latest one available in:

  Note: You must not use the APEL XEmacs package (which is contained
   in SUMO) of the versions older than 1.32.  If you have already
   installed such a version, you should upgrade it or replace it
   with APEL which is linked above (you can also use the same
   directives in order to newly install APEL):

      % rm -fr /usr/local/lib/xemacs/xemacs-packages/lisp/apel
      % cd apel-10.7
      % make install-package XEMACS=xemacs-21.4.x\

  If you are using XEmacs 21.x, you should install the "gifsicle"
  program.  There is a known bug in all XEmacs 21.x series that
  it won't let it display optimized animated gifs correctly or may
  make it crash when some kind of an interlaced gif image is
  displayed.  Emacs-w3m uses the "gifsicle" program to convert gif
  data in order to make it possible to be handled by XEmacs 21.x.
  It is available at:

c) Emacs 20.x, Emacs 19.34 (including Mule 2.3) Emacs-w3m no longer supports those Emacs versions.

  1. Installation

3.1. Installing emacs-w3m on UNIX-like systems

 At the first, run the `configure' script.

     % ./configure

 If you can't find the `configure' script, rus the `autoconf'
 command. It create this script.

     % autoconf

 Important notice to the Gnus users:
 If the various versions of Gnusae are installed in your system (it
 is likely that there are the released version and the development
 version of Gnusae), make sure that priority is given to the
 directory where the gnus.elc file which you use is installed in the
 load-path.  To do that, use the --with-addpath option as follows:

     % ./configure --with-addpath=/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/gnus

 If you've installed APEL, FLIM or something in non-standard
 directories other than the default `load-path', you must specify
 them using the --with-addpath option as follows (you may also
 include the Gnus directory being separated with `:' in it):

     % ./configure --with-addpath=/opt/share/apel:/opt/share/flim

 Next, execute the following commands to install emacs-w3m to an
 appropriate directory.

     % make
     % make install

 If you are using Emacs 21 or XEmacs, you had better install icon
 image files.  To do this:

     % make install-icons
     % make install-icons30

 The latter will install the slightly larger icons with characters.

 You can also install emacs-w3m as an XEmacs package using
 `make install-package' instead of `make install'.

     % make
     % make install-package

 In this case, you don't have to execute `make install-icons' nor
 `make install-icons30'.

 The info files will also be installed by `make install' or
 `make install-package'.

3.2. Installing on non-UNIX-like systems

 If you cannot execute the `configure' script on your system, or if
 no `make' command is available, execute the following command:

     % emacs -batch -q -no-site-file -l w3mhack.el NONE -f w3mhack-nonunix-install

 If APEL, FLIM (or any other library) aren't installed in the
 ordinary places, the installer will leave them out.  In such a
 case, it is necessary to tell those places to the installer as
 shown below:

     % emacs -batch -q -no-site-file -l w3mhack.el //c/share/apel://c/share/flim -f w3mhack-nonunix-install
  1. Configuration

We recommend using the ~/.emacs-w3m file (which is the default value of w3m-init-file') when you twiddle some variables of emacs-w3m. This file is similar to ~/.emacs, but is read when emacs-w3m starts. However, note that there are options which shouldn't be put there, for example,w3m-command'.

4.1. Essential Configuration

 Put this line into your ~/.emacs file:

     (require 'w3m-load)

 You have nothing to do if you have emacs-w3m installed as an XEmacs

4.2. mime-w3m.el

 In order to handle text/html part with emacs-w3m under SEMI MUAs
 such as T-gnus and Wanderlust, you have to put the following line
 in your ~/.emacs file:

     (require 'mime-w3m)

4.3. Proxy Gateway

 There are some ways to do this, one is to set the "http_proxy"
 environment variable globally in the shell something like:

     setenv http_proxy

 Another way is to customize the `w3m-command-arguments' variable to
 add the options "-o" and "http_proxy=http://PROXY_SERVER_NAME:PORT/".
 This can also be done in your ~/.emacs-w3m file as shown below:

    (setq w3m-command-arguments
          (nconc w3m-command-arguments
                 '("-o" "http_proxy=")))

 To specify `no-proxy' hosts, which shouldn't be connected to with
 proxy gateways, you can set the "no_proxy" environment variable
 with the comma separated host names, or set the
 `w3m-no-proxy-domains' variable with a list of domain names (not
 host names) as follows:

     (setq w3m-no-proxy-domains '("" ""))

 See also the documentation for the `w3m-command-arguments-alist'
 variable to use regexps to specify the `no-proxy' hosts.
  1. Contact the emacs-w3m community

To contact the emacs-w3m community for reporting bugs, contributing improvements, making a suggestion or asking us for help, send a mail to the open list <>. You can also send a bug report using the report-emacs-w3m-bug' command or theC-c C-b' key if you have set the `mail-user-agent' variable that will work properly.

  1. Acknowledgments

w3m, which is an essential part of this package, was written by Akinori ITO. We'd like to address our thanks to him for his nice work.

  1. Related Information

[1] APEL It can be downloaded from:

[2] FLIM It can be downloaded from: Before installing it, it is necessary to install APEL.

[3] gifsicle It can be downloaded from:

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