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Ian

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« on: March 28, 2005, 07:48:44 pm »
TextMaker is a truly excellent word/document processor; I just posted a (belated) review on bargainPDA, with a fair number of screen shots and so on.

If you want the tool I used to make the GIF animations, I can post that too, but it's just a wrapper for imagemagic - it really takes the work out of manually rotating, GIFfing and combining all those BMPs!!

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2005, 08:05:45 pm »
I tried that software but it was not that good. It wouldn't let me enter anything besides English and kept crashing when I tried to use the handwriting recognition software to enter Japanese characters.  

If you only need it for English it is quite nice.

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2005, 12:17:59 am »
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I tried that software but it was not that good. It wouldn't let me enter anything besides English and kept crashing when I tried to use the handwriting recognition software to enter Japanese characters.  

If you only need it for English it is quite nice.

Glen
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You're right about not being able to enter Japanese. Attempting to use the handwriting recognition for Japanese didn't crash my 860 though - nothing happened at all, and the program was fully responsive afterwards.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2005, 07:36:07 am »
Reinstalling the program stopped it crashing but I can't type in Japanese no matter what I do.  
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2005, 08:16:35 pm »
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Reinstalling the program stopped it crashing but I can't type in Japanese no matter what I do. 
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It's probably just not aware of Unicode. simplifies the coding, but kinda kills the target market.

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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2005, 11:01:03 pm »
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Reinstalling the program stopped it crashing but I can't type in Japanese no matter what I do. 
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It's probably just not aware of Unicode. simplifies the coding, but kinda kills the target market.
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I found a file in the home directory on my 860 from Textmaker. It specifically says it doesn't support Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, as it doesn't support 2 byte character encoding.

Doesn't bother me too much - I use zeditor for what little Japanese editing I do.
Fujitsu U8240 "Stormtrooper" -  Zaurus Supplement
Libretto U100 | Sony Librie, Sony Reader
SL-C3100: Sharp 1.11JP (Kanji Dictionary/Translator) - LCD Top swap with C1000.
SL-C3000: pdaXii13 5.4.7, SL-C3000 5.4.9 - microdrive replaced with 8gb Sandisk
SL-C1000: PDAXRom Beta3 | SL-6000L: Sharp 1.12 | SL-5500: Cacko, 64-0 kernel | SL-5000D: OZ-Opie
Linksys WCF12; Sharp CE-AG06, CE-RH2, CE-170TS; iRiver USB OTG Host cable; Socket BT rev.E CF; Hitachi 6gb Microdrive