From: Tomas Frydrych (tomasfrydrych_at_yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Thu Apr 08 2004 - 08:26:16 EDT
> why should we enable spell-check but only do it if the user explicitly
> requests it?
Because the user might not want spell-checking in the background;
there are situations in which this necessary in order to avoid the
spell-checker taking too much system resources.
> Why would you want to not use dictionaries apart from the main
Because my custom dictionary might contain forms that might not be
acceptable in a particular type of a document.
This can go; this is now always on
This can go; it is not supported and there are no plans to do so.
This is used; there is intentionally no interface for this, but some
users asked for it.
> Hide the status bar? Hide the ruler? I mean, is your screen really
> *that* small? What do you gain by hiding them?
This is very usuful if you need to have two or three windows stacked
above each other at the same time. I use this a lot.
> Why is text hidden? Isn't it weird to have a document that hides text
> from the user?
That is the whole point of hidden text; among other things it makes
it possible to hold two versions of a document together, for example
one that is for the students and on that is for the lecturer and
contains additional comments.
This is used, but currenly only implemented on win32; it means that
the langugage marking at the insertion point is held in sync with the
keyboard layout. This the normal behaviour that most users expect,
but some people on the list objected to this; the preference is there
to accommodate them.
This is used; currently only implemented on win32; if checked the LRM
and RLM characters are automatically inserted in certain situations,
such as in the vicinity of parenthesis, but also spaces in dependence
on keyboard layout. This makes bi-directional text entry much simpler
but might not be to everyone's liking. It also makes it possible for
AW to behave more like MS Word, which does not use the Unicode bidi
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