The latest version is classified as beta mainly because its documentation is not finished yet, but also because some troubles were not resolved yet. As to the stability, let me assure you that the software has been intensively tested for months already. Four types of tests verified its stability so far:
In other words, there might be errors and bugs. But the application does not crashes while using tools and it can always undo all steps. If you spot a bug, mistake or an error, please, report it. And use undo to return back to your previous text.
There is a bug in the new version, which prevents this feature from working. Unfortunatelly, this seems to be a non-trivial issue that I did not fully anticipate beforehand (you see, I do not write any language with right-to-left orientation myself). It might take some time to fix this, since I'll have to study RTL more first.
I appologize for the inconvenience. Please, stick with version 5.4.2 to retain bi-directional features for now.
There is an IME-related bug in the new version, which causes drawing problems when using IME in TED Notepad on some systems. IME is used to insert complex characters, including Chinese and Korean. Although the IME works and characters are inserted correctly, the screen is not updated and the IME displays them at wrong positions. In result, it might seem as if characters were being lost.
I appologize for the inconvenience. Please, stick with version 5.4.2 to retain reliable IME features for now.
I have finally learned how to install and use IME. Well, to some extent at least. And I've developed a solution. It might still need a bit of testing from native users though.
If you are interested in this, please contact me directly and I will send you a package to test. It will be a nightly build only, this is not yet available for the group of testers, nor public release.
Auto-recognition of UNICODE files is troublesome because of 畂桳栠摩琠敨映捡獴 problem, and is not currently automatically supported in TED Notepad. Only UTF-8 files are auto-recognized without BOM.
Unfortunatelly, TED Notepad allows you to save UNICODE files easily without BOM, even though it does not recognize such files correctly later on, upon loading. In order to prevent this from happening, always save UNICODE files with BOM. Note: You can check the BOM option in the Settings dialog, if you use UNICODE as default for all your files.
If you need to open UNICODE file with no BOM, click menu File » Re-open » Unicode. The file will be re-opened as UNICODE even without BOM. Note: This way you can also fix many other encoding and codepage troubles you might encounter when working with broken, foreign or invalid files.
If you put Windows taskbar at the top of the screen and choose to save TED Notepad's window position, it appears incorrectly behind the Windows taskbar. This bug seems to be a remnant solution of another problem, in which the saved window position slowly crawled the screen downwards every time TED Notepad was started while Windows taskbar resided at the top of the screen.
Possible workaround: Try to setup the window in such a position, so that it starts where you actually want it to start. This perhaps means positioning it a bit below what is expected. Experiment a bit. After such artificial positioning, exit the editor to save its settings. Then start the editor to verify the launching position, and if satisfied, turn off the setting to save window position. This way the correct saved position will remain in place forever.
I appologize for the inconvenience.
Of course. There are several spell checkers that can be used with TED Notepad, some of them even free. Google is perhaps the best way to find one you might like the most.
However, if you are lazy (like me) to search or one on your own, try TinySpell. It has been tested with TED Notepad by other users already and there is a portable version available as well.
And if you happen to have experience with some other spell checkers within TED Notepad, please, drop me a message. I will then create a list out of it and post it here. Thanks.
Actually, you can. I've decided to arrange fundraise for testing and development purposes: purchase of hardware suitable for time-consuming extensive fuzzy testing of TED Notepad features and tools.
TED Notepad's testing is partially done by extensive fuzzy testing, which requires huge amounts of CPU time to be most effective. Since my opportunity to use community hardware for this purpose diminished lately, I've decided to buy my own dedicated testing set.
For this purpose, I humbly ask you to donate now, or support the project financially in other ways. Fundraise target is $2000. For donation, please follow to the donations page. Any spare amount would be welcome. Thank you.
Please, contact me for bank account details, if you plan to send more significant amounts. Paypal is suitable for small donations only due to fees and unfavorable conversion rates.