This section is up to date for TED Notepad version 220.127.116.11.
The meaning of some terms used in this manual is as follows below:
alphanum is an
alpha-numeric character, i.e. a, b, ..., z; A, B, ..., Z; 0, 1, ..., 9.
- Special characters like á (a with acute) belong to
alphanums only in certain locale settings. To be able to recognize these characters as
alphanums you need to use CTYPE category of a locale that supports it. TED Notepad always works with the current system locale settings.
digit is any digit recognized by Unicode, i.e. 1, ..., 9, but also ¹, ², ³, etc.
capital is any capital letter, i.e. A, B, ..., Z. These are called letters in
upper letter case or simply
upper case letters. Their oposites are called
lower case letters and are in
lower letter case or simply in
- Special characters like Á (A with acute) belong to
capitals only in certain locale settings. To be able to recognize these characters as
capitals you need to use CTYPE category of a locale that supports it. TED Notepad always works with the current system locale settings.
- There are also other types of characters recognized by TED notepad:
punctuation character is any character recognized by Unicode as meant for punctuation purposes, e.g. quotation marks.
control character is a character from the very beginning of the ASCII table. These have special meaning and should be either avoided or treated with care.
line is a sequence of characters, where two
lines are divided by one
newline. Note that if Word Wrap is turned on, a
line may be visually wrapped into several visual lines, but within all tools and most features it will still be treated as a single unbroken
line. Any current visual word-wrapping has seldom impact on how
lines are treated within tools and features .
sentence is a sequence of characters that begins with a
capital and ends with a Dot, a Question mark or an Exclamation mark. Example: Alice? Who the f... is Alice? are two
sentences, but Alice? Who the f... Is Alice? are three
sentences. Unfortunatelly, even How are you today, Mr. President? is considered as two
line column is part of
line, which meets certain
column criteria. As these column criteria are applied to subsequent
lines, they determine a logical
column of text over these lines. The criteria are applied to individual
lines independently, thus possibly determining a column of text, which may be visually hard to identify. Nevertheless, for each individual
line, the column criteria are met.
- Note: A
line column is always one solid line portion, i.e. one line column can never consist of two separate portions of the same line. This is because a
line column is a logical part of
line, it only specifies where it begins and where it ends on each line.
- Applicable column criteria may change from feature to feature and from tool to tool, but they usually include:
- Dividing each
line into portions using
delimiting characters, also called
delimiters. These delimiting characters are located within each line and the line is split into portions. A splitting point occurs at any of these characters. These portions are numbered. The criteria then specify, which consequtive portions are to be selected for the line column. Note: Delimiting characters enclosing the selected portions are not included within the line column, but any delimiting characters between the selected portions are naturally included.
- Dividing each
line into portions using a
delimiting phrase. In contrast to the
delimiting characters, delimiting phrase is always located within each line as a whole sequence of characters, not as a set of individual and interchangeable characters. The line is split into numbered portions wherever this whole delimiting phrase is found. The criteria then specify, which consequtive portions are to be selected for the line column. Note: Delimiting phrases enclosing the selected portions are not included within the line column, but any delimiting phrases between the selected portions are naturally included.
- Taking only a portion of each
line based on a
range of characters. A range of characters is simply a starting and an ending point within the line. All characters between the starting and ending points are selected for the line column.
- Certain combinations of the above criteria can be used to further reduce the column. For example, a set of
delimiting characters can be used to split the line and select only the second part, and then a
range of characters can be used to further reduce that part at its beginning and/or at its end. Note that these criteria are applied in sequence and their results compound, i.e. later criteria obey prior criteria and never try to reach outside of boundaries set by preceding criteria.
actual insertion point (also called a
current caret location) is a position of the caret in the documnet. It is also the end of the actual selection, if any. Note that the end of the selection is where the user stops selecting the text, therefore if selecting text upwards, the selection end visually preceeds the selection beginning.
unique lines is to remove duplicate lines, to unify them. If lines or words have been
uniqued, it means that each line (or word) is unique in the results and that no two lines (or words) are of the same text.