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Re: Suggestions

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  • Subject: [mg111709] Re: Suggestions
  • From: telefunkenvf14 <rgorka at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 04:45:55 -0400 (EDT)
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On Aug 10, 2:58 am, Fred Klingener <gigabitbuc... at BrockEng.com> wrote:
> On Aug 9, 5:13 am, "Carl K. Woll" <ca... at wolfram.com> wrote:
>
> > On 8/8/2010 6:22 AM, Fred Klingener wrote:
>
> ...
> > > I'd love to figure out how to make Hyphenation use hyphens. There use=
d
> > > to be options to set this, but AFAICT they went away, I don't know
> > > when. If they are still there, I can't find them in the docs and can'=
t
> > > find them with exhaustive trial.
> ...
> > Here's an example that turns on hyphenation:
>
> > TextCell[ExampleData[{"Text", "USConstitution"}],
> >   TextJustification -> 1, Hyphenation -> True,
> >   HyphenationOptions -> {"HyphenationCharacter" -> "\[Hyphen]"}]
>
> Carl,
>
> Thanks for the example. I'll lead with the good news that that works.
> But then I have to list some associated problems:
>
> On my system (Mac Intel Core Duo, OSX 10.6.4, Mathematica 7.0.1.0)
>
> 1.) The doc center returns nothing for 'HyphenationOptions'
>
> 2.) Options[TextCell]//TableForm gets me a list that doesn't include
> HyphenationOptions.
>
> 3.) Options[TextCell, HyphenationOptions] gets me a 'Options::optnf:
> HyphenationOptions is not a known option for TextCell. >>'
>
> 4.) Copying and pasting your example gets me a cell with the
> 'HyphenationOptions' redded out, reflecting my System preferences for
> non-conforming syntax . Oddly, the 'HyphenationOptions' in item 3.)
> above is properly black.
>
> 5.) Executing the cell gets what appears to be a properly justified,
> hyphenated-with-hyphens document.
> my
> So even if I had been able to remember or dig up the old form, I
> probably wouldn't have even tried to execute the redded-out line, such
> is my faith in Wolfram and Mathematica.
>
> It can't be called a 'bug' if the system successfully performs a task
> it doesn't promise to do, but maybe it's a problem that could be
> fixed.
>
> Thanks,
> Fred Klingener
>
> > > indentation, justification, hyphenation, etc. when I'm led by other
> > > considerations to nest Styles, TextCells, Panes or Panels and other
> > > elements. A lot of the inheritance rules I imagine would apply don't.
>
> > > I'd love to see a more tolerant Google-like doc search facility.
>
> > > Thanks for listening,
> > > Fred Klingener

Given the talk about interrupting the writing flow, here's something
really I wish worked: Windows Speech Recognition (and Dragon Naturally
Speaking, for that matter.) This is really the only reason I ever use
MS Word instead of LyX or Mathematica.

While we're on the "text services framework" (I believe that's one way
to build these features into Windowz apps), I have a tablet PC and
have tinkered with the handwritten input. I didn't find it very
useful, which is probably Microsoft's fault. Ideally it would be
possible to have better bindings to the types of symbols Mathematica uses, so
I could handwrite code. As is, the math input panel expects "correctly
formed" mathematical equations. Trying to feed it anything else is an
exercise in futility. From what I've read, this could, in theory, be
accomplished with a custom dictionary, although I've never actually
seen how to create one.

-RG


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