Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Breevy - Text replacer / expander and program / website launcher.« on: April 23, 2010, 12:20 AM »
Yes, I did see the option, but it's only for the "real-time suggestion" function (which, of course, makes sense). My previous posts should make it clear, however, that I'm trying to find a text expander (the "auto-expand" function in Typing Assistant) that works when an IME is on. Disabling Typing Assistant (the "auto-expand" part) when an IME is on kind of defeats the purpose, don't you think?-mwang (April 22, 2010, 07:45 AM)
No, "real-time suggestion" includes Auto-Expand part. Let me make an example: If user works in American keyboard layout(just like rjbull) and types "usa", Typing Assistant will expand it to "United States of America" automatically. If user works in a disabled East Asian IME and types "usa"(usually these three keystrokes mean certain East Asian character), Typing Assistant will not expand it to "United States of America". Everyone who installed East Asian IME can try this.
But if you use "Alt+Left" to browse Auto-Expand dictionary, Typing Assistant is enabled whether it works in IME or not. We just designed so. Because Auto-Expand function is also required if user works in IME. Typing Assistant supports all language characters in Auto-Expand full text, not just English letters. For example, when user works in IME, he can press "Alt+Left" to browse Auto-Expand entries, select shorthand "cn" and expand it to "中华人民共和国". Then it is not right to absolutely disable the suggestions even if works in IME. This is a basic issue for expander software, we have considered it years ago.