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Serna provides a lightweight solution for students, open source developers, and other users to work with DITA, DocBook, TEI,and other popular XML formats. There are a few related products: Serna Enterprise (closed-source XML editor with a license fee), Serna SDK (for use with Serna Enterprise XML), and Serna Free (closed-source freeware).


Currently unknown.

User commentary

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Apparently, Serna is no more. It is now (as far as I can see) marketed as part of something called Corena Studio. Free version is apparently available at SF: Piotr 15:06, 20 February 2015 (CET)

System requirements

Available for Windows XP/Windows 7, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Source code and licensing

Closed source, paid, renamed. The free version appears to leave on at Sourceforge:

Support for TEI

Supports TEI P4 "out of the box".


A Java application.

(What computer language is the tool written in?) (What language(s) are used in the interface?) (What language(s) are used in the documentation?)


Documentation for the free version may be available from

Tech support

User community

Sample implementations

Current version number and date of release

4.4.0 is the stamp on the free version, released 2011-12-01

History of versions

  • 4.3 (2011-09-29)
  • 4.1 (2009-03-12)
  • 4.0 (2008-12-01)
  • 3.8 (2008-07-28)
  • 3.7 (2008-05-07)
  • 3.6 (2008-03-19)

How to download or buy

Additional notes

Personal tools