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josip

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Sep 22, 2014, 1:54:08 PM9/22/14
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This package also includes new versions of some plugins and a new one - clandestine files. If you are upgrading, be sure to also replace dictionaries folder wit a new one. 
Feedback appreciated!


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NEW SPELLING TOOLS

  • Hunspell - new spelling engine which uses native Open Office / Mozilla dictionaries.
    • Hunspell is state of the art spell checker for languages with complex word compounding and rich morphology. It is based on older MySpell standard and can also be used with original MySpell dictionaries. Hunspell is the default spell checker for OpenOffice, Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple OS/X.
  • Support for virtually all languages.
  • New spelling UI.
  • You can spell check whole doc or only a selection.
  • Skips internet addresses, emails, comments, tabbed paragraphs (markdown code).
  • CTRL+Click word or hit SHIFT+7 to get thesaurus entries. If word is misspelled, spelling suggestions are shown.

Dictionaries


Each installed language needs 3 files in the wm/dictionaries folder. Those 3 files must have the same base name.

Spell checker needs two files:

  • Dictionary file with .DIC extension (e.g. en_us.dic)
  • Affix file with .AFF extension (e.g. en_us.aff)

Thesaurus needs one file:

  • Data file with .DAT extension (e.g. en_us.dat)

Thesaurus file is optional as not all language packs include thesaurus definitions.

Old dic files won't work with Writemonkey 2.7!

Online resources


If dictionary for your language is not available on Writemonkey's web site, you can get it from one of the following addresses:

Open Office Dictionaries

Dictionaries are distributed as Open Office Extension (.OXT). In fact the Open Office extension files are Zip files. To get the dictionaries you must download, rename to .zip and open that renamed file. You'll find dic, aff and dat files in there.

Firefox Dictionaries, Thunderbird Dictionaries

The Mozilla add-ons (.XPI) are are also Zip files. The same procedure as for OO dictionaries applies.

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CLANDESTINE FILES FOR WRITEMONKEY


Description:
Save and open password protected files using powerful AES-256 encryption.

Installation:
Unzip the "Clandestine files" directory into the plugins directory.

Deployment:
This plugin is initialized at start-up. Use CTRL+E,L to lock currently opened file.

How it works:
Clandestine files plugin uses regular zip file format to save locked writemonkey file. Zip files can be encrypted using strong AES-256 encryption which is unbreakable by today's standards. That is as long you use passwords that cannot be guessed or brute forced easily.

To lock a file, first open or create normal text file, for example "some_file.md". Then hit CTRL+E,L to bring up password dialog. Enter your password (twice), hit Enter and that's it. The plugin will create new file - "some_file.md.LCKD". This file is now encrypted but you can use it as any ordinary writemonkey file. You'll be asked for a password when you attempt to open it.

CAUTION! Use good passwords, but do not forget them. Forgotten password cannot be recovered by any means except by your remembrance. If that fails, your words are lost!

Additional points:

  • Nice side effect of using zip standard is that clandestine files are not only encrypted, but also compressed.
  • Passwords are never stored anywhere, except implicitly into the locked file itself.
  • After you lock the file, unlocked version is never written anywhere, not even as a temporary file.
  • LCKD extension is mandatory for writemonkey clandestine files but you can use some other extension if you need to - see _config.incl file, setting FILE_EXTENSION.
  • Clandestine files can be unlocked using many regular zip clients --> just rename "name.ext.LCKD" file to "name.ext.zip" and open it as any other zip file. You'll be asked for password, of course.
  • When you create locked file from an ordinary file, the original file is deleted by default. You can prevent that by changing the DELETE_ORIGINAL_FILE setting in _config.incl file.
  • You can choose how often you'll be asked for a password (ASK_FOR_PASSWORD setting in _config.incl file). Clandestine files plugin can remember provided passwords for the duration of current session - until wm is closed. The options are:
    • 1 = always / will ask for the password every time you attempt to open the file
    • 2 = per session / will ask for a password the first time and then remember it until wm is closed
    • 3 = assume the same / like "per session" but will also assume other files are encrypted with the last successfully used password and will attempt to use it to open previously unopened locked files 

Writer on the Storm

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Sep 22, 2014, 7:27:14 PM9/22/14
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Lovely with all the effort to constantly improve this product.

My question may sound a little like a broken record but will we be getting repository colors back any time soon?

- WoS

job...@gmail.com

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Sep 24, 2014, 1:33:30 AM9/24/14
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Hi Josip

Thanks for another update. The improvements are quite significant. I appreciate the better spellers as well as the new look. Very efficient and clean.

Since I write meanly in Portuguese, I installed the required files following your link. However, I can't invoke the Thesaurus by either control+click the word or by pressing Shift+F7. I'm not sure if I'm missing something here or if doesn't work with the Portuguese version. Your help will be appreciated.

Thanks.

Ed.

josip

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Sep 24, 2014, 2:54:58 AM9/24/14
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What happens when you ctrl+click the word? Do you have .dat file in your dictionaries folder? You need 3 files (dic, aff, dat) to have spelling and thesaurus working.
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job...@gmail.com

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Sep 25, 2014, 1:20:21 AM9/25/14
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Nothing happens. The progress bar reduces its size to reflect the selection of one word, but no window appears with the thesaurus. I installed again the dictionaries but to no avail. I'm sending you the 3 files on a zip for you to test, if you don't mind. Thanks.

Ed.
pt_PT.zip

josip

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Sep 25, 2014, 1:44:55 AM9/25/14
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All 3 files must have the same base name. Rename th_pt_PT.dat to pt_PT.dat
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job...@gmail.com

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Sep 26, 2014, 12:54:33 AM9/26/14
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Thank you very much. It's working now as design. Good, fantastic work with WM.

Ed.

Brabo

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Sep 26, 2014, 3:51:25 PM9/26/14
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I love the new spellcheck, but the color scheme doesn't seem to work well on dark backgrounds. Not enough contrast? Am I doing something wrong?








On Monday, September 22, 2014 2:54:08 PM UTC-3, josip wrote:

This package also includes new versions of some plugins and a new one - clandestine files. If you are upgrading, be sure to also replace dictionaries folder wit a new one. 
Feedback appreciated!



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josip

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Sep 27, 2014, 5:23:50 AM9/27/14
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New spelling ui uses "dimmed color", the same as comments and info bar. You can adjust that color for each color scheme in Preferences / Colors&Fonts, Dimm screen elements slider. But now that you mentioned this - maybe the text color would be safer choice for the new ui.
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Brabo

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Sep 27, 2014, 8:03:33 AM9/27/14
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Aha, now I get it! I was trying to understand why a dark theme I use in other computer was giving me great contrast.

But I agree that text color would be a safer choice. You probably don't want a clueless user like me wondering what went wrong!

Thank you for the response!

Paulo

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Sep 27, 2014, 8:44:34 AM9/27/14
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Sorry if this is off  topic, but is there any thoughts on a SCAYT-function for WM?

josip

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Sep 28, 2014, 5:03:30 AM9/28/14
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It is on topic, but no, no plans for spell as you type functionality. We may disagree, but it is a distraction that ruins the flow of writing.
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Jo E. Brenden

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Sep 29, 2014, 6:42:57 AM9/29/14
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Is there a way to change quotes?

I'd love to change this "quote" into this «quote» style.

josip

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Sep 29, 2014, 7:11:32 AM9/29/14
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There is no automatic quote conversion. Maybe you can use replacements for this:

set 2 triggers << and >>  and replacements for them «»

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rese...@gmail.com

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Sep 29, 2014, 4:09:11 PM9/29/14
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Hi, I returned after a while... You have done a very GREAT job.
You have implemented a very useful features, THANKS

I would use clandestine plugin I real your post but I don't understand the command "CRTL + E,L"
I tried CTRL+"L"+","+"E",
CRTL+"L"+"E" simultaneously
CRTL+"L" after CTRL+"E"
and other  combination but nothin happeded

Please Help Me
 
I use win 8.1

Resegone grazie 1000

josip

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Sep 29, 2014, 4:29:52 PM9/29/14
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ctrl+E,L means - press ctrl+E, the release both keys and press L.
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StefanG

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Oct 6, 2014, 4:32:43 AM10/6/14
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Quite an improvement, the new spellcheck engine, especially the thesaurus.

Adding custom entries has become a breeze, compared to the tedious old method, and it's fully portable, traveling along in the dictionary folder - GREAT

Writer on the Storm

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Oct 12, 2014, 3:46:20 PM10/12/14
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1.How do I get rid of the 'Headings' floating box when I don't want it?
    2. Repository colours are still not restored. Have I missed something? (always possible)

josip

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Oct 12, 2014, 4:01:04 PM10/12/14
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1. Double click on the edge will buttonize the box
2. No, you haven't. There is a very nasty problem with repo colors plugin. Will revisit it!
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jayjay

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Oct 23, 2014, 8:09:56 AM10/23/14
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Nice upgrade!! Awesome!!
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