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Charmap 0.1beta released

From: Christopher Culver
Subject: Charmap 0.1beta released
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2003 00:31:20 +0300

Charmap 0.1beta


Charmap is a character map for GNUstep.

Charmap 0.1beta is the second release, as the alpha proved useful for several people. Please report any bugs in the beta, as I hope the 0.1 release will be entirely stable, though it may lack some features. I know you all want font selection and a Gorm-based UI, but I just want to get something stable out now.

Font selection is still not implemented. For best results, use Arial Unicode MS, Misc Fixed, or ClearlyU as your system font.

I'm particularly curious about how the application appears on displays not using UTF-8.

What's new

* Implemented Inspector to view character details (currently name and hex value) * Applied a patch from Peter Cooper to enable compilation on non-C99 compilers. * Various code cleans (I'm trying to move away from #import statements, are you?)

Known Problems

* When the matrix for a given Unicode block is generated, it doesn't deactivate the superfluous cells, resulting in barely-noticable overlap. * The higher portions of Unicode still aren't supported because GNUstep's NSString doesn't support them. This shouldn't be a big problem, since there are very few fonts at the moment which have anything in the higher portions. * When you switch to another Unicode block, there are some NSLog messages about deleted rows which don't exist.

Enhancements Still To Come

* Font selection
* CJK and decomposition information - maybe in a loadable bundle to minimize size (otherwise you'd have a 20MB character map)
* A goto option (by using the hex number or Unicode name)
* A Help feature using Nicholas Roard's HelpViewer


See Charmap's project page at http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/charmap

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