Glyphotext Update History

February 20, 2006 - version

  • Bug corrected: Exporting to EMF file would produce an empty graphics file.

February 3rd, 2006 - version

  • An update of the Library, adding several new glyphs, totaling 3400.
  • Updated documentation to reflect changes in the application.
  • Added the Per-Ankh of Glyphotext Users, accessible in the main menu, under Help->Glyphotext on the Web->Users Per-Ankh.
  • Corrected a few strings that appeared in French in the English interface.
  • Added "Locate in Library" command to glyphs popup menu, that allows to browse from the selected glyph to its definition in the library.
  • When Undo/Redo operations are performed, the LPDH editor always receives focus, so that the caret movement can be more easily followed.
  • Corrected some display glitches in the interface for systems with high-resolution (when font resolution is more than 96 dpi).
  • In the Startup Action Dialog, it is now possible to double-click a file name to quickly open it.
  • Added an Export as Graphic function. Please consult manual for more details.
  • .GLY file importation:
    • Corrected conversion of the "[[" code.
    • Corrected conversion of "\t1", "t2" and "\t3"
  • Added a new preference allowing to initially display or hide the Transliteration and Translation editors for all newly opened documents.
  • Corrected a fatal error that occured upon compacting the Personal Lists.
  • When a glyph/group is added to the Personal List, the list is refreshed and now correctly displays the newly added item.

November 18, 2004 - version

  • Corrected a bug that would cause the content of the hieroglyphic text to be de-synchronized from the content of the LPDH editor.
  • Related to preceding bug, Latin text blocks in hieroglyphic text would not be correctly repositionned after specific LPDH modifications.
  • Translated 3 menu items (Search, Search again, Replace) that were appearing in French.

November 16, 2004 - version

  • Added: Can now export hieroglyphic Text to Clipboard or file (both in EMF format). The Export command is available under "File->Export", in the main menu.
  • Added: Option allowing to align glyphs on base of line (when in line mode).
  • New and improved: Latin text elements embedded in hieroglyphic text can now be styled with bold, italic or underline. Moreover, Coptic text and Greek text can also be inserted. With LPDH:
    +T("...") --> Latin Text (already existed)
    +A("...") --> Transliteration text (already existed)
    +C("...") --> Texte Copte (new)
    +G("...") --> Texte Grec (new)

    To add bold, italic or underline styles to these elements, use an hyphen "-" right after the +T code and add either "b", "i" or "u" or any combination of the 3. Examples:

    +T-b("this is bold")
    +T-i("this is italic")
    +T-u("this is underlined")
    +T-biu("this is bold, italic and underlined")

    These style modifiers also work with the other text elements (+A, +C and +G).

    Note that these formatting commands are also accessible from the "Modifiers" toolbar: Select (highlight) a text element in the Hieroglyphics area and click the bold, italic or underline buttons in the toolbar to apply styles to the selected text element.

  • Added: Tabulations in hieroglyphic text. Use the code "?nnn" where "nnn" corresponds to the number of units of the tabulation. One unit of tabulation corresponds to the size of a virtual quadrat (a square with the same width as the line height).
  • Added: Glyphotext now installs its own Transliteration Font, called "Glyphotext Transliteration". This font better mixes with other fonts (such as Arial and other Sans-serif fonts) and is not restricted to being italic. It can be either normal, bold, italic, underlined or a combination of those styles.

    When installing GOT 1.1, the Glyphotext Transliteration font will be automatically installed on your system, but your existing texts will not have their transliteration text blocks changed. You must manually set the the font to use for Transliteration for your existing texts.

  • Greatly improved: the line/column modes and text orientation can now be controlled more finely. Hieroglyphic text orientation is now based on 3 parameters:
    - Disposition (lines or columns)
    - Progression (from left to right or inversely)
    - Glyph orientation (towards the left or towards the right)
  • Added: Header and footer definition for document printing. Values of page numbers and total number of pages can be added to headers or footers (or both). To define headers and footers for your document, use the "Headers/Footers" button in the Document Page Setup dialog.

    In the text editors for the header or footer, you can enter any text you wish to appear on every page, and you can also insert the pseudo-values #PageNo# and #PageTotal# (or click the corresponding buttons in the toolbar). When document is printed, those pseudo-values will be replaced with their real values.

  • Added: Search and replace for the LPDH Editor. Available in the Edit menu.
  • Modified: Text line numbers +n("...") are not properly aligned on the right when text is right to left oriented.
  • - Fixed: "List index out of bounds" error that sometimes occured when previewing documents. (bug 0000001) - Fixed: Error while navigating with arrow keys in the hieroglyphs. A "List index out of bounds" error would occur when some lines were empty.
  • Removed: The print preview button in the main toolbar. Instead, the Print button now always opens the Print preview. Printing can only be performed from within the print preview window.
  • Fixed: The pen width specified to draw hieroglyphs is now taken into account by the print engine (it used to be ignored even if modified).
  • Fixed: Color or the source text line numbers (Physical lines) is now properly applied when printing documents.
  • Fixed: Page content area was not calculated properly. The Bottom page margin was not taken into account. This gave the impression that page breaks would occur too soon (i.e. pages were not completely filled as they could have been).
  • Fixed: When copying LPDH Code to the cLipboard that contained Group codes, the and pasting it in another document, the groups would not be displayed in the destination document. Groups are now recreated in the destination document.
  • Fixed: A few text elements would persist to print in color even if "Print in Black and White" was activated.
  • Modified: The Group Editor panel is now larger, allowing to more easily create groups that are wider than the virtual quadrat square.
  • Modified: File path names are now displayed with an ellipsis (...) when they are too long. This displays recently opened documents in a narrower box and allows to see the filenames.

October 1st, 2004 - version

  • initial launch