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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: anyone tried i.Scribe email client? on: September 26, 2007, 01:19:11 AM
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Writing in Romanian

Wow, there is a lot of problems with Romanian. On XP I get something reasonable but not fully correct. On Vista I get the aforementioned question marks. But it goes pretty deep. After hours of looking at it, it seems like it's a problem with the windows TranslateMessage function, where it converts a WM_KEYDOWN into a WM_CHAR message. The WM_KEYDOWN has the correct unicode character in it but by the time it gets to the app in WM_CHAR form it's a question mark. Which to me sounds like TranslateMessage is failing because the unicode code point is not in the current ANSI code page.

I'm trialling making my own WM_CHAR event based on the WM_KEYDOWN message and I can type in the Ș and Ț characters in Vista. But there'll need to be a fair bit of testing to make sure it doesn't break anything else.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: anyone tried i.Scribe email client? on: September 24, 2007, 02:46:05 AM
I used the Gmail tutorial (that didn't exist when i last checked Iscribe) to configure my Gmail account for Iscribe 1.89 Test21 and it didn't work.

Did you install the SSL dll's?

What error did you get in the log? (Status -> click Gmail account -> Log)

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The main problem is the fact that my password is not remembered by the program. I type my password in the Send and Receive tabs of Account Properties and then click the OK button on the bottom. Then if I open again the two tabs the password is gone (there are no asterisks), even if i check "remember password".

Scribe stores the password, but doesn't put the *****'s in because other application can read whats behind the asterisks. Thus it's not secure. Scribe tries to keep your passwords safe from spying apps. It does remember and use the passwords as requested.

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Iscribe does have also a big problem with Large Fonts (120 p - the setting that I use in Windows), because many text strings in the options panels are clipped.

This is still somewhat a problem in the current version, but MOST of the settings are now font sensitive, meaning that they resize to fit the text size. Which version did you try?

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Also I cannot change the font that I use to write messages. I would prefer to use Arial with Central European script, but Iscribe does not offer the option to change the font.

The setting is in File -> Options -> Appearance -> Editor. Maybe it needs to be somewhere else?

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So I cannot write in romanian because Iscribe doesn't support Unicode.

The current build is completely UTF-8 (Unicode) internally. Maybe you had trouble inputing characters into the editor? It supports the windows IME for far eastern input like Chinese and Japanese and normal unicode input for East/Western European languages. You don't need to select any special font, just type the characters in and it'll work out how to send the message correctly.

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I haven't checked InScribe because it has probably the same problems as IScribe.

Yes, all the same problems smiley

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So I searched for an e-mail client and considered translating Iscribe, but the fact that it could not check my Gmail account made me to search another e-mail software.

Currently there are 22 translations of i.Scribe, included a number of european ones, e.g. Czech, Turkish, Lithuanian, German, Hungarian, Dutch, Serbian and Polish. And translators get a free copy of InScribe.

There is also an active bug database and forum for users... they probably could have sorted out the Gmail/SSL issue if you had posted there.
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