Minor FocusWriter update

I’ve made a new release of FocusWriter, version 1.3.5.1, primarily to fix a data loss bug. The bug occurred when opening a file created by other RTF word processors that used multi-byte hex values, which FocusWriter did not handle properly. Also in this release is a Dutch translation, thanks to Robert Borst. Enjoy!

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6 Responses to Minor FocusWriter update

  1. Charles Mincey says:

    How can I unstall Focus Writer? It does not show up in the control panel under the list of programs.

  2. Graeme says:

    To uninstall FocusWriter just delete its program directory, as it doesn’t store any files outside of there.

  3. WojtekD says:

    Graeme, is there a chance you could fix the word count logic not to count any strings that contain only non-alphanumeric characters? At this point any hyphen or star * character is counted as a word. I really liked FocusWriter but ended up using something different for Nano this year just due to this nuissance with statistics. In a perfect world, FW would have a function to count the words in the exact same way the Nano counter does šŸ™‚

    Let me know if this is feasible!
    Regards,
    Wojtek

  4. Graeme says:

    Actually, that’s how FocusWriter’s word count already works (except that it counts any word with a hyphen as a single word, since it is grammatically). I have been toying with replacing the word count algorithm with a simpler one that matches the UNIX ‘wc’ command. As far as I know, the official NaNoWriMo word count algorithm is a secret but it appears to be the basically the same as ‘wc’.

  5. ecrireducafe says:

    Graeme, ah. There’s a case to be made fo hyphenated words to be counted as how many parts make up the whole, especially in the case of extremely long hyphenated words, as with David Foster Wallace — I can’t find an example of the top of my head or elsewhere, but it is something people do, the excessively hyphenated. I’d like for you to consider adding some sort of option so that people can specify word separators.

  6. Graeme says:

    I will consider it.