Created 12/03/2000 T. Milius
Changed 23/03/2018 T. Milius
For data transfer use PsiFS of Alexander Thoukydides which is now mantained by Jean-Michel Brück. PsiFS makes usage of the Psion inbuilt datatransfer protocol. It is a very nice program and it is Freeware.
!ChangePSI of Gert Jan de Vos. Another powerfull converter program.
The data file format was decoded by myself during an exhausting trail and error process.
!SIBOConv is the RISC OS portation of a collection of file converters of Andrew Brooks which converts Psion S3 files from and to more common formats which can be used under RISC OS. Please note this software is not Freeware but PostCardWare. That means that if you are using this programs regulary you have to send a postcard of the city where you live to:
c/o Satellite Station, Dundee University
The programs are open source. You can obtain the source from Andrew Brooks Homepage. Of course if you are RISC OS user you can get the sligthly modificated source from myself too.
At general questions you should talk to Andrew Brooks. If you have questions about the RISC OS-Version which is more likely please talk to me first.
You can use the programs in command line mode but normally I prepared !SIBOConv for usage whith PsiFS of Alexander Thoukydides.
Following tables show how the files will be translated:
|Psion S3 file type||RISC OS file type||Remark|
|RISC OS file type||Psion S3 file type||Remark|
!Psionconv is converting Psion S5/S5mx/Series 7/Netbook files into files, which can be edited under RISC OS.
Following table shows how the files will be translated:
|Psion S5 file type||RISC OS file type||Remark|
|Word||A directory is created. Inside this directory there is a HTML-file "index.html", which contains the Word-Text coded as HTML 3.2 and HTML 4.0, and a file "styles0/css" with the style definitions.||Embedded objects will be placed also into is directory, if they can be converted. HTML 4.0 styles are not finished yet, but there are only few Browsers which are able to handle HTML 4.0 Styles.|
|Sheet||CSV||Character translation is possible at CSV output.|
|Data||CSV or HTML table||Character translation is possible at CSV output.|
|OPL||Text file||Character translation possible|
|Recorder||ARMovie/Data file||In the moment only PCM 8 Bit A-Law format will be converted into ARMovie 8 Bit signed linear. The data of all other formats will be stored unchanged inside a normal data file.|
!Psionconv is Freeware. Code is as OPEN SOURCE available.
For Psion stopped the production of its pocket computers !Psionconv will be no longer developed. However in the moment it will be still adapted to the latest RISC OS version.
Information about privacy protection can be obtained here.