MetaEdit+ 5.5 program patches

These patches are only applicable to MetaEdit+ 5.5.

What's new?

2016.12.21 Japanese support: character input, encodings, shell commands
2017.04.19 Japanese support improved: hide DOS box, PNG files with Japanese names
2017.06.14 MEC import could forget additions to map of source object->target object

How to use patch files

Save the patch file in the patches subdirectory of your MetaEdit+ working directory.

If you have made your own shortcut on Windows, check that its Target includes fileInPatches, e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\MetaEdit+ 5.5 Evaluation\mep55eval.exe" fileInPatches

All patch files are supplied 'as is', with no guarantees, and no liability for any damages is accepted by MetaCase.

Official Patches and Service Releases

Our current policy is to supply service releases and information on critical patches directly to customers with a valid maintenance agreement. Please contact your sales representative or if you have any problems.

MEC import could forget additions to map of source object->target object
importMapPersistency.mep corrects problems that may occur on repeated imports of MEC or MET files from the same source repository. See importMapPersistency.txt for more details.

Beta Patches

These patches are not fully tested, nor normally necessary for operation of MetaEdit+: install them and use them with care, and only if you want or need the changes mentioned.

Japanese support: character input, encodings, fonts, shell commands
japanese55.mep allows inline input of Japanese characters, adds the Japanese encodings, uses Japanese fonts, and allows Japanese characters in calls to shell commands. The Japanese patch should only be loaded if the OS locale is set to Japanese before starting MetaEdit+. See japanese55.txt for more details.

Known Problems

Windows (Vista-8.1): System Restore may corrupt repositories by reverting or deleting files unnecessarily. Please see the FAQ on System Restore.

If you encounter another problem or error, please contact For errors that open an error dialog, please attach the meplus0.err file from your MetaEdit+ working directory.