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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Request from Qumana

One comment in my last post was from Jon of Qumana asking if I know anyone who would translate the commands of Qumana to Portuguese. I wish all tools were tranlsated into Portuguese and I will put it on my to-do list, but my list is so long that it could take a couple of years before I get to it. In case someone else can do it, here's the message:

Hi .. Jon from Qumana here. We hope you like using it, and will welcome any constructive feedback as to how to make it better for you.

And ... I have a question. I notice that you are in Portugal. The design of Qumana is such that it is quite easy to make a different-language version of it, by translatiung the commands and a relatively short list of text strings.

I am wondering if you, as a blogger, might know of someone (and maybe even yourself) who might be willing to volunteer to undertake the two or three hours of translation work required so that a Portuguese version of Qumana mightbe available?
About making a great tool better, Jon - here are my two niggles in WYSIWYG. One is that the paragraph spacing seems too wide and the other is not having blockquote (if you indent one paragraph, the whole thing indents).


Blogger Jon Husband said...

Thanks for that, Bev .. both the spreading wider of my appeal, and the feedback on Q's behaviour.

bioth of the issues yiu cite are known editor "bugs", which are on our list of fixes (not really a very buggy app) .. so more accurately on our list of desired / anticipated enhancements, which to some extent depends on improvements made to the ediotr application for whicgh we purchased a perpetual license. When that element / compnent of the editor improves, Qumana will implement the improvements asap.

4/26/2006 03:45:00 PM  
Blogger Jon Husband said...

Hi, Bev ... Jon here again. I dug around a bit, and also checked in with our lead developer.

Re: your niggle #2 .. here's a response:

"There is a way to address this in the current Qumana 3.0 ... it's not super-elegant, but it's reasonably simple and clean.

In Qumana 3.0 ... Preferences .. set the Editor Preference to "The Enter key .. starts a new paragraph"

Then, you can use the Indent command to create the indent of that new paragraph, and as long as you wish to keep that indent, you use "Shift-Enter" when ready to start the next line of text.

Then, to get out of that mode, all you need to do is use the Left-Indent WYSYWYG command ...

Like I said, not totally elegant, but reasonably simple ... and as soon as is possible, we will develop a more elegant solution to this behaviour."

4/28/2006 07:32:00 PM  
Blogger Jon Husband said...

or .. I guess you could use the blockquote cite="" HTML tags ... but you knew that already, and that's at cross-purposes with the whole point of a tool like Qumana, right ?

4/28/2006 07:34:00 PM  
Blogger bev trayner said...

Thanks a lot Jon for the replies. In fact I discovered that I have already "Set the preference to "The Enter key ... "

And that's my problem! Now I've set it to "The Enter key "starts a new line ... "

And that works!

Thank you.

4/28/2006 07:40:00 PM  
Blogger Jon Husband said...

You're most welcome .. please enjoy, and feel free to offer any constructive criticism that you are inclined to share.

4/29/2006 02:48:00 AM  

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