Re: Converting from unicode to ASCII

2020-09-23 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
"This communication may be unlawfully collected and stored by the Agents of a large number of governments in secret. The parties to this email do not consent to the retrieving or storing of this communication and any related metadata, as well as printing, copying, re-transmitting,disseminating, or

Re: Converting from unicode to ASCII

2020-09-23 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Personally I think deleting everything that is not inwith the ASCII range is potentially a bit dangerous [suppose ALL the letters in the title are not inwith the ASCII range], so I would favour using some sort of lookup table/substitution list. Certainly letters such as accented 'e' can just be

Re: sudo apt-get install livecode

2020-09-14 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
That is a good point. The same could be said for the Apple store, the Windows store and the Ubuntu thing. On Mon, 14 Sep 2020 9:54 pm Mark Wieder via use-livecode, < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > On 9/14/20 10:47 AM, Richmond via use-livecode wrote: > > > Also: why is the installer app

Re: REducing image size of resized image

2020-05-29 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Just do it externally in GIMP. I do it all the time. Whoops, I'm drunk, but it's my wife's birthday. On Fri, May 29, 2020, 5:13 PM Klaus major-k via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Hi all, > > there was a trick to reduce the size of a scaled-down image. > Was that: set

Re: Sad truth about iOS apps

2020-05-15 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
I posted something I found to get round this on the Forums On Fri, May 15, 2020, 9:26 PM Tom Glod via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I've ditched LC for mobile development but > > This may help you its not great for the simulator, but for making > builds,

Re: TIFF support in the past?

2020-01-24 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
http://runtime-revolution.278305.n4.nabble.com/LiveCode-Import-Tiff-td3432308.html On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 10:43 AM Phil Davis via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Thank you Mark! > Phil > > > On 1/24/20 12:14 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: > > I think the

Re: Buying a used apple to run ios simulator.

2020-01-16 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
My experience of dual boot machines has been distinctly negative: probably because of the way my mind works . . . I'll be merrily working along on one Operating system when some "clever" idea will occur to me about something on another operating system: but to try out that idea I have to shutdown

Re: Learning from scratch - any recommendations?

2019-11-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
I have a radical disagreement with Scratch and its ilk as, while it does allow one to run up simple computer games, it does not let users see the "guts" of a program, and seems not to give children transferrable skill for non-block programming languages. I have successfully started kids from 9

Re: Release 9.5.1 RC-1

2019-11-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Congratulations. On Fri, Nov 1, 2019, 5:08 PM Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I'm a bit confused about the booleans. This seems to indicate that true <> > "true". I've been sloppy in my code, so I may have to go through and find > every instance of a

Re: identifying text chars in an image

2019-10-28 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Well, that'd involve some sort of OCR . . . So you've either got to wrap some code up from elsewhere, or roll your own OCR routine in LiveCode. Tough call. On Mon, Oct 28, 2019, 9:45 AM Phil Davis via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I want to [programmatically] take a

Always negative

2019-10-03 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Not entirely. I can put for what I regard as a positive suggestion. Whether it is doable and makes any business sense is a big question. Stop all continuing development for a fixed period of time (6 months, say) and attempt to sort out as many of the outstanding bugs as possible. Have a

Re: Rocky islands

2019-07-22 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
That is obviously the last hurrah of the Macintosh as a computer qua computer rather than a bijou entertainment and communication device. Sinking, sinking, sinking. I'll stick with Mojave as have nothing entertaining to produce: unless you find typing in dead Indian languages fun; at which point

Re: OT - Could someone with an Android phone do me a favour and test my website?

2019-06-14 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Looks fine on ASUS. Richmond. On Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 5:14 AM J. Landman Gay via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > All is fine on both my Pixel and Huawei MediaPad m5. > > -- > Jacqueline Landman Gay | jac...@hyperactivesw.com > HyperActive Software |

Re: Android SDK

2019-02-10 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Thank you; that did the trick. Richmond. On Mon, Feb 11, 2019, 12:55 AM hh via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > Richmond wrote: > > because LiveCode seems unable to "see" my User/library folder. > > A simple way that you (and LiveCode) can see the Library Folder: > >

Re: Crunchy chestnuts again, again, again

2019-01-14 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
What is your "objection" to the forum? I find it better than the Use-List as one can attach stuff. On Tue, Jan 15, 2019, 1:41 AM Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I don't use that forum so I cannot. > > Bob S > > > > On Jan 14, 2019, at 10:44 , Richmond via

Re: Versions 7.1.1 and 8.1.3 no long working properly

2018-12-26 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Yesterday I woke my Mac mini running 10.14.2 from sleep and got nothing but 'snow' on the monitor. Turning off all 'sleep' settings solved the problem. Richmond. On Wed, Dec 26, 2018, 5:53 PM Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Curious. I woke up my Mac with

Re: Versions 7.1.1 and 8.1.3 no long working properly

2018-12-22 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
I found 7.1.4 crashes on macOS 10.14 Not good. Richmond. On Sat, Dec 22, 2018, 12:41 AM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Good to see you here, Jim. > > James Hurley wrote: > > I have found the url for downloading commercial versions of LIveCode. >

Intersecting Lines: straight ones

2018-09-25 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Here: http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=7=31565 Richmond. ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:

Re: (browser) focus hocus pocus broke us

2018-09-24 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
On my silly phone now as in bed. Wonder if you couldn't use a splash screen substack with a spinner? Will try this tomorrow, although am uncertain re substacks in the HTML5 standalone. On Mon, Sep 24, 2018, 11:44 PM Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>

Re: Intersect Function

2018-09-24 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
It is, and INTERSECT with them is just a distraction. Probably time (shock, horror) to do some Mathematics. On Mon, Sep 24, 2018, 11:36 PM Jerry Jensen via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I think he mentioned curved “lines”. That is a whole other kettle of fish. > .Jerry >

Re: Intersect Function

2018-09-24 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
One could have a line consisting of a graphic object (rectangle) with a width of one. ? On Mon, Sep 24, 2018, 10:17 PM hh via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > @Richmond. > > You (and the author) overlooked that we have, since 1.0, > is within . > >

Re: Intersect Function

2018-09-24 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
I found THIS in the User contributed notes in the 7.1.4 documentation from 2009: "The intersect() command takes two objects as inputs. In some situations, it may be useful to find the intersect of a point and a rectangle. The custom function below may be used in those cases: function

Re: Natural Programming

2018-09-13 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
When I went to study in America I had to set up a phone line: and when I went to the phone office I asked the guy there, "Do you have STD?" [ 'STD' Standard Trunk Dialling ] Luckily he was an English teacher so merely corrected my grammar. Richmond. On 13/9/2018 10:08 pm, Martin Koob via

Re: Being stupid for a change

2018-09-09 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Certainly feels like that from time to time. Richmond. On 9/9/2018 11:56 pm, Jim Lambert via use-livecode wrote: Richmond, you’re not stupid, just ‘clude’-less. ;) Jim Lambert ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit

Re: Let's go mental

2018-09-09 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
OK, OK; here's "Ole Cheesey-feet" replying to his own message, just for a change: When I changed something in the preOpenCard code that the navigation "button" was going 'next' to it behaved itself. This is UTTER RUBBISH as a newby is really extremely unlikely to work out that when the IDE

Let's go mental

2018-09-09 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Yes, Let's: after all it is the anniversary of the "triumph" of Communism in Bulgaria. Um . . . So, there I am, as usual, on a Sunday, popping together a well simple stack with LiveCode 7.1.4 for the tinies (5-7 years old) to practice writing "The monster has one eye", because, as one knows,

Re: Bluetooth again (was Re: use-livecode Digest, Vol 180, Issue 17)

2018-09-09 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
If one belives Apple's propaganda that they take up 10% of the personal computer market that still excludes 90%: "more than half" might qualify as an understatement. Richmond. On 9/9/2018 2:53 pm, Graham Samuel via use-livecode wrote: Nice to know, but this seems to leave more than half the

Re: Being stupid for a change

2018-09-08 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Thanks, Klaus, and Mark, I've had a long week and am feeling fairly Cluded to be honest. Richmond. On 8/9/2018 8:00 pm, Klaus major-k via use-livecode wrote: Hi Richmond Am 08.09.2018 um 18:54 schrieb richmond via use-livecode : Erm . . . What's wrong with this? *if char 1 of POYNTS is

Re: This is disturbing!

2018-09-06 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
"bite a new programmer in the butt" . . . well, as a person who was a new programmer in 1975 and found things very difficult to understand at first (FORTRAN IV) I certainly don't remember having a sore bottom! I do know, that is numerical calculations empty spaces are exactly that: empty

Re: This is disturbing!

2018-09-06 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
I wonder is the reason "6" and "6." are treated as the same is because "6." is read as "6.0"? Late to the party, I know . . . Richmond. On 6/9/2018 10:34 pm, Jim Lambert via use-livecode wrote: Did anyone know that "6. " is equal to "6."??? It’s somewhat similar to value(“h “) is

Re: ANN: LC Documentation Cache Cleaner

2018-09-02 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
How fantastically useful. Thanks. Richmond. On 2/9/2018 9:21 pm, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote: Posted a utility stack to livecodeshare: When first launched, the LiveCode IDE will build a documentation cache for the current version. When you upgrade to a new version, a new cache folder

Re: Searching for a word when it's more than one word

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
tivesw.com HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com On September 1, 2018 5:49:30 AM Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: I can see that the "problem", which my stack does not address, is with 2 or 3 part place names: The Rochester/Chester problem is easily dealt wi

Re: Searching for a word when it's more than one word

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
We're all in a state at the moment with this one. Richmond. On 1/9/2018 7:24 pm, Stephen MacLean via use-livecode wrote: Thankfully, in my case, I do know what at least the state is:) On Sep 1, 2018, at 11:55 AM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote: On 09/01/2018 08:39 AM, J. Landman Gay

Re: Searching for a word when it's more than one word

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Is West, Texas in West Texas? Richmond. On 1/9/2018 6:55 pm, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote: On 09/01/2018 08:39 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: There is a town in Texas called West, made infamous a few years ago by a giant explosion. I don't think you can make assumptions

Re: [OT] Accommodation in Edinburgh

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
If you get there bfore the University year starts one of the *best, and relatively inexpensive, places to stay is the Pollok Halls student residences: https://www.edinburghfirst.co.uk/for-accommodation/pollock-halls/ I stayed there last when I attended a LiveCode conference a few years back.

Re: Chunked Off

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
I suspect that is EXACTLY what I am looking for. Thank you very much indeed. Richmond. On 1/9/2018 6:54 pm, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote: On 09/01/2018 06:22 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: I've got a text, in a field ("xText"), that contains the phras

Re: Searching for a word when it's more than one word

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
e safe. -- Jacqueline Landman Gay | jac...@hyperactivesw.com HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com On September 1, 2018 5:49:30 AM Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: I can see that the "problem", which my stack does not address, is with 2 or 3 part place names:

Chunked Off

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Yup: a lot. I've got a text, in a field ("xText"), that contains the phrase "Ruyton of the Eleven Towns." [ Don't worry why it is "Ruyton of the Eleven Towns.": just part of an ongoing, slightly kinky relationship with someone at LC central. ] Now . . . I can do this sort of thing: on

Re: Searching for a word when it's more than one word

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
On 1/9/2018 2:50 pm, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: On 2018-09-01 13:15, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: I've already shovelled Ruyton of the Eleven Towns quite effectively: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n7r7u0c2m9ny3eb/Text%20analyzer%20X.livecode.zip?dl=0 No tokenising

Re: Searching for a word when it's more than one word

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
empty into CHUNNK of fld "zText" end if *end mouseDown** ** **Richmond.* On 1/9/2018 2:25 pm, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: On 2018-09-01 13:15, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: I've already shovelled Ruyton of the Eleven Towns quite effectively: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n

Re: Searching for a word when it's more than one word

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
On 1/9/2018 2:25 pm, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: On 2018-09-01 13:15, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: I've already shovelled Ruyton of the Eleven Towns quite effectively: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n7r7u0c2m9ny3eb/Text%20analyzer%20X.livecode.zip?dl=0 No tokenising

Re: Searching for a word when it's more than one word

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
and Me to get out and get some fresh air before we ruin our weekends. Richmond. On 1/9/2018 2:05 pm, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: On 2018-09-01 12:50, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: Yup: indeed: fairly coarse. However, see my next posting re "Ruyton of the Eleven

Re: Searching for a word when it's more than one word

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
On 2018-09-01 12:35, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: That's because you lot tend to use a silver teaspoon while I tend to use a great big shovel: https://www.dropbox.com/s/00t8oftb1ydm8ni/Text%20analyzer%20X.livecode.zip?dl=0 Heh, great big shovels are great for coarse work - e

Re: Searching for a word when it's more than one word

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
ink of things . . . Unless anyone's code can cope with "Ruyton of the Eleven Towns" it won't stand up: we could even go further and call this the "Ruyton of the Eleven Towns Test". More muffled background noises. Richmond. On 1/9/2018 1:29 pm, Mark Waddingham via use-liv

Re: Searching for a word when it's more than one word

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
That's because you lot tend to use a silver teaspoon while I tend to use a great big shovel: https://www.dropbox.com/s/00t8oftb1ydm8ni/Text%20analyzer%20X.livecode.zip?dl=0 Richmond. On 1/9/2018 1:29 pm, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: On 2018-09-01 12:05, Richmond Mathewson via use

Re: Searching for a word when it's more than one word

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Obviously, when considering names of places such as Colchester, Rochester and Chester one has to search for the longer names first and exclude them from later searches. Richmond. On 1/9/2018 12:59 pm, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: On 2018-09-01 06:48, Stephen MacLean via

Re: Deleting a char inside a textField via code

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Not much help forthcoming around these parts: so: Diddit masen: *on mouseUp** ** put the selectedChunk into CHK** ** put word 4 of CHK into NUMERO** ** delete char NUMERO of fld "ff"** **end mouseUp* muffled rude noises. Richmond. ___

Re: Deleting a char inside a textField via code

2018-09-01 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
unk function., On 8/31/2018 1:57 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: Digging further . . . I found out that the problem appearas: 1. NOT to be with LiveCode. 2. NOT to be with MacOS. Because using a font other than my one works well. So? What hidden aspects of my Devawriter.

Re: Deleting a char inside a textField via code

2018-08-31 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
ary for the exact expressions returned by the selectedChunk function., Richmond. On 8/31/2018 1:57 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: Digging further . . . I found out that the problem appearas: 1. NOT to be with LiveCode. 2. NOT to be with MacOS. Because using a font other than my one wo

Re: Deleting a char inside a textField via code

2018-08-31 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Digging further . . . I found out that the problem appearas: 1. NOT to be with LiveCode. 2. NOT to be with MacOS. Because using a font other than my one works well. So? What hidden aspects of my Devawriter.ttf font are gumming up the works? Richmond. On 31/8/2018 6:44 pm, Richmond

Re: Deleting a char inside a textField via code

2018-08-31 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
To make things more complicated: if one has this: put numToCodePoint(7418) after the selectedText put numToCodePoint(7418) after the selectedText delete the last char of fld "XYZ" it is the target glyph that is deleted and NOT the useless square (ie. it is NOT the last char that is deleted).

Deleting a char inside a textField via code

2018-08-31 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Normally, if one were typing into a textField and made a mistake one would hit the back delete key and the mistake would vanish. How does one do this "programmatically"? Here's the (admittedly odd scenario): Unicode behaves inconsistently in various marginal cases with Devanagari script,

Re: [OT]Silly weekend LC poll

2018-08-26 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
On 26/8/2018 6:22 pm, Martin Koob via use-livecode wrote: I would say CHAR - like 'car' with a 'k' sound (I used to have a prof somewhere who would pronounce character like 'Karacter' so maybe that is why.) LOC - like 'lock' I don't abbreviate much when I script. These are two of the few

Re: [OT]Silly weekend LC poll

2018-08-26 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Who nose, and who chars? As long as one's life is field with joy, nothing matters. Richmond. On 26/8/2018 9:44 am, Kee Nethery via use-livecode wrote: I’ll just switch to using my nose. :-) Kee Nethery On Aug 25, 2018, at 10:06 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: I swear one of

Re: [OT]Silly weekend LC poll

2018-08-25 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
The thread is entitled "Silly weekend" . . . And it is a fairly weak end, But Tits Fun. Richmond. On 25/8/2018 10:40 pm, Colin Holgate via use-livecode wrote: I’m with Matthias on this. Some abbreviations are their own thing, and you don’t want to reminisce over where the short version came

Re: [OT]Silly weekend LC poll

2018-08-25 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
OK, Randolph . . . Richmond. On 25/8/2018 10:38 pm, Randy Hengst via use-livecode wrote: Interesting. I don’t pronounce them as words. They are character and location. Just like I don’t pronounce Dr. as durrr. I say doctor. be well, randy www.classroomFocusedSoftware.com On Aug 25, 2018,

Re: [OT]Silly weekend LC poll

2018-08-25 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
I tend to name variables in Scots or Bulgarian, mainly because calling a field "field" (whichever way you pronounce it) throws a "bluey" with LiveCode (and I have no way of knowing LiveCode's internal pronunciation of these terms). Richmond. On 25/8/2018 10:27 pm, Matthias Rebbe via

Re: [OT]Silly weekend LC poll

2018-08-25 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
The latter choice in both cases. When I was studying Linguistics at SIU Carbondale we had a Professor (Kyle Perkins) who pronounced "larynx" as "larnix". AND, needless to say, when I program I subvocalise everything as I go along. Do you pronounce FIELD Rhimes with "filled" Rhimes with

Re: Macintosh bloat

2018-08-19 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
for 64 bit. If you also want to support 32 bit, it adds that to the build, which approximately doubles the size. -- Jacqueline Landman Gay | jac...@hyperactivesw.com HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com On August 19, 2018 5:07:57 AM Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote

Re: Macintosh bloat

2018-08-19 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
ones were bloated because of CEF. https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=20339 On Sun, Aug 19, 2018 at 6:06 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: 32-bit Mac. Richmond. On 19/8/2018 12:15 pm, Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode wrote: Hi

Re: Macintosh bloat

2018-08-19 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
32-bit Mac. Richmond. On 19/8/2018 12:15 pm, Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode wrote: Hi Richmond, In the standalone settings, are you building for both 32-bit and 64-bit? Peter On Aug 19, 2018, at 1:48 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: I ran off a series of standalones

Macintosh bloat

2018-08-19 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
I ran off a series of standalones to day: Mac, Win, Linux 32 and Linux 64 and they ended up as these sizes, respectively: 146.6 MB, 72.4 MB, 75.6 MB, 75.9 MB Can anyone tell me why the Macintosh standalone is about twice the size of all the others [leaving aside remarks about the late Steve

Re: Not many people know this.

2018-08-16 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Of course it was too good to last . . . I merrily filled a field up with a series of letters from 2 different fonts and then did this: * **set the text of fld "f2" to the text of fld "f1"* and all my font stuff disappeared and everything ended up in the textFont of field "f2". So . . .

Re: Not many people know this.

2018-08-16 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
*Mucking around further, I discovered one can set the textFont for ** **a char that does NOT exist, this is extremely useful insofar as ** **one does not have to populate 100s of buttons with "corrective" code:** ** **on mouseUp** ** put "x" after fld "ff"** ** put the number of chars in fld

Re: Not many people know this.

2018-08-16 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
In fact, one can "fine tune" this operation to have this sort of effect: put the number of chars in fld "ff" into NF if char NF of fld "ff" = "a" then set the textFont of char NF of fld "ff" to "MonsterMash" else set the textFont of char NF of fld "ff" to "UsualBoring" end if Richmond.

Not many people know this.

2018-08-16 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
So, mucking around as one does during one's Summer holiday I went looking in the documentation of LiveCode (shock, horror) and could NOT find something that had bubbled up in my diseased mind, so I tried it anyway, and . . . Ye Gods! It worked. Possibly I am reinventing the wheel here: set

Re: Fun with Windows 10

2018-08-15 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Most "mental blurps" pop out because their parents get up to something before that, and many "mental blurps" grow up into interesting and creative people who contribute greatly to society: we should all be grateful for "mental blurps". Our society spends most of its time being nasty to "mental

Re: Fun with Windows 10

2018-08-15 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
am, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote: On 08/14/2018 04:53 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: Oh dear, I wasn't trying to prove anything and I didn't really have you I think Richmond was aiming at a different target audience... On 8/14/18 4:25 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode

Re: Fun with Windows 10

2018-08-15 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
the same way it does in my head, which is fond amusement. On 8/14/18 4:25 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: Dear Jacque, I was appealing to the male contributors to this Use-List. As a man who won prizes for sewing, cooking, flower-arranging, woodwork and was a Sergeant

Re: Fun with Windows 10

2018-08-14 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
d the back of the goal while other boys managed to score 3 goals because I wasn't there. Love, Richmond. On 15/8/2018 12:04 am, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: On 8/14/18 11:26 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: That's why I'm saving up for a Petticoat 5 A brief divers

Re: Why I insist on my pupils writing properly formed English letters.

2018-08-14 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Mocked by an operating system, no less. If I set the font of my field to ANY font other than the one where a glyph in position hex 978 exists then glyph hex 978 is readily supplied; changing over to my own font (where a glyph is in place) I end up with a square: and this not by LiveCode

Why I insist on my pupils writing properly formed English letters.

2018-08-14 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Because some people who did not take handwriting very seriously, called the Marwari, started getting their letter 'D' wrong to the extent that it eventually began to be treated as a different letter by Indian Colonial Language experts at the end of the 19th century and then got plonked into the

Re: Fun with Windows 10

2018-08-14 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
6 x 7 On 14/8/2018 7:30 pm, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote: On 08/14/2018 07:38 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: How long do we have? Bob S On Aug 14, 2018, at 06:23 , Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: So long, and thanks for all the fish. 8.5 x 11

Re: Fun with Windows 10

2018-08-14 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: *Apple got too big for their boots and fell in love with marketing their expensive toys to Paris Hilton knock-offs.* ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to

Re: Fun with Windows 10

2018-08-14 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Read my previous reply . . . On 14/8/2018 4:13 pm, Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode wrote: Quickest route might be LC 6.7. No matter which version, 6 8 9, if you can, turn off ALL update preferences/options. *That would have been very difficult indeed as I was 100% unable to get at

Re: Fun with Windows 10

2018-08-14 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
I honestly don't know what would show up anything because . . . I connected the boy's computer up to the internet at which point it asked me to register the OS & I put 2 & 2 together: disconnected the machine, popped down the road with it and gave the boy's Mum "a wigging" about Pirate

Fun with Windows 10

2018-08-14 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Not really, to be honest! I have a pupil who has a PC running Windows 10 which he has stuffed "to the gills" with just about everything he can lay his sweaty paws on . . . He is supposed to be working on his LiveCode project for the Summer course but has the following problem: He has

Re: stack rect with decorations?

2018-08-14 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Just download and install the community version of 7.1.4 and you'll have a working Dictionary. Richmond. On 14/8/2018 5:57 am, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: My dictionary doesn't work and I don't see what I need in the See Also for the online dicts, so maybe someone here remembers:

Re: Text rendering of Unicode text in LC

2018-08-13 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
I've just had a look at you sample: https://spark.adobe.com/page/clCst4mdUu8Jy/ and I have to admit that plain-bold apparently random alternation is pretty pug-ugly. I don't know HOW you are getting the Chinese characters to show up, and as your sample does not contain selectable text I

Re: Re [OT] Snakey Problem

2018-08-13 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Ouch . . . I don't know why this has to degenerate into a sort of flame war about whether one has to pay for things or not. [Within the next few weeks I will have to pay LiveCode to relicence my Indy version of LiveCode - I am well aware of why I am going to do this; and, which is probably

Re: [OT] Snakey Problem

2018-08-13 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Dunno about that . . . Let us suppose, for the moment at least, that the story of the Garden of Eden, in the Bible, while not being literally true, is a powerful and cogent psychological lesson . . . A rather beastly, paternalistic, sexist, bullying demi-urgos called Ialdabaoth gets too big

Re: [OT] Snakey Problem

2018-08-13 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
chmond Mathewson via use-livecode mailto:use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>> wrote: Like it or not (and mainly NOT), I have to offer Python to kids this fall . . . This is a b*gger for several reasons: 1. I love LiveCode. 2. To use Python to any effect apart from rather goofy manipulations w

[OT] Snakey Problem

2018-08-13 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Like it or not (and mainly NOT), I have to offer Python to kids this fall . . . This is a b*gger for several reasons: 1. I love LiveCode. 2. To use Python to any effect apart from rather goofy manipulations with numbers and text an install requires 'modules' which are usually installed using

Re: Anyone using Older LC versions?

2018-08-12 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Well, I use 7.1.4 on a very nearly daily basis because, in my opinion: 1. The Properties Palette is way, way better than that in 8/9. 2. Almost everything feels more intuitive. 3. I rarely need any of the extra stuff offered in subsequent versions. BUT: 4. I am NOT a person you should

Re: HTML to text in field

2018-08-09 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Hmm . . . On 9/8/2018 4:21 pm, David V Glasgow via use-livecode wrote: Thanks Richmond, I will mess about with your suggestions. It's always much appreciated when someone takes the time to suggest a complete handler. But …. I want more! * **Just as long as I can call you Oliver Twist. :)*

Re: HTML to text in field

2018-08-09 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Possibly as it was lifted verbatim from "elsewhere'. :/ Although it works the way it is in LC 8.1.10. Richmond. On 9/8/2018 4:31 pm, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: Richmond Mathewson wrote: >put (URL ("file:" & it),"UTF8") into CHEESE Was uniDecode intended there? --

Re: HTML to text in field

2018-08-09 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Well, although this might sound a bit goofy, how about just bunging your html text into a scrolling list field and every time you came across a moving down to a new line? This works: on mouseUp set the text of fld "SLF1" to empty answer file "Choose an HTML file to import" if the

Re: [OT] The problem with programming and how to fix it

2018-08-06 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Oh, Yes, ToolBook . . I had to work with ToolBook in 1998 when I was at the UAE University in Al Ain, UAE, making EFL "stuff". Far, far less easy-going than HyperCard. Sheikh Yer-Bomboms, the chancellor of the University (a man who was pointed on merit: the merit of being one of the sons of

Re: [OT] The problem with programming and how to fix it

2018-08-06 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
How "multi" is SuperCard? Richmond. On 6/8/2018 6:47 pm, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: Except for Supercard. Bob S On Aug 5, 2018, at 13:40 , Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode wrote: LiveCode is multiplatform and this single fact set it apart from all previous x-talk languages.

Re: [OT] The problem with programming and how to fix it

2018-08-05 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
cintosh and most Linux distros. Richmond. On 5/8/2018 11:46 pm, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: On 2018-08-05 21:49, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: Who said LiveCode lost sight of that? Oh, it was me. Lost sight of what? Mark. ___

Re: [OT] The problem with programming and how to fix it

2018-08-05 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Who said LiveCode lost sight of that? Oh, it was me. Richmond. On 5/8/2018 10:16 pm, Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode wrote: "Programming could be much much easier most of the time. This unnecessary difficulty wastes the effort of professional programmers, but worse, prevents many people

Re: drawing a Barcode without a Barcode font

2018-07-26 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
I was extremely lucky to spend 3 days as the guest of Dr Agnes and Dr Jackson He at their home in Long Island about 10 weeks ago: http://spie.org/profile/Duanfeng.He-10918?SSO=1 Jackson is best described as the "Barcode King". Richmond. On 26/7/2018 11:32 pm, Mike Kerner via use-livecode

Re: Property inspector / custom properties - how can i resize the value field

2018-07-17 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
That is a really silly problem which meant that I had to set 12 custom props 4 times before I worked out how to do something that should be rather more intuitive. Richmond. On 17/7/2018 5:51 pm, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: You may be referring to the issue when setting the value of a

Re: Property inspector / custom properties - how can i resize the value field

2018-07-17 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Having worked with LiveCode 8 extensively now I can say that the Property palette is far far more awkward to use thatn the LiveCode 7 one, and I wish there were an easy way to revert to that property palette. Richmond. On 17/7/2018 1:59 pm, Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode wrote: Bob: > I

Re: Docker

2018-07-12 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
It is possible that, in the night, you were in some sort of fugue state, hopped into your car and changed the radio stations . . . . . . similar to when get out of bed in the morning and find LiveCode stacks that I didn't make littering my desktop. ;-) Richmond. On 12/7/2018 6:19 pm, Bob

Re: [Bug 19998] The non-appearance of Polygon graphics in LC

2018-07-11 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Well, aren't I glad I don't run an American business. 8-) I just run an EFL school that is not dependent on computers connected to the interweb and do funny things with Sanskrit. Richmond. On 12/7/2018 3:54 am, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: Bob Sneidar wrote: > On Jul 11, 2018,

Re: [Bug 19998] The non-appearance of Polygon graphics in LC

2018-07-11 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
"it's no longer safe to use" I wonder how many people actually believe that? Richmond. On 11/7/2018 11:43 pm, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: Bob S wrote: >> On Jul 10, 2018, at 21:18 , Richard Gaskin wrote: >> >> Beyond that, given Apple's OS strategy which render usable >> hardware

Re: Docker

2018-07-11 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
I'd far rather make a list with a glass of wine in my hand rather than a mouthful of whines. Richmond. On 11/7/2018 9:39 pm, Mike Bonner via use-livecode wrote: Someone needs to make a list.. How soon can one start to whine, or obfuscate, or speak of cheese. But I'm not sure how it would

Re: [Bug 19998] The non-appearance of Polygon graphics in LC

2018-07-11 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
.45 caliber handgun made in that same year is far from obsolete. :-) Bob S On Jul 11, 2018, at 07:59 , Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: 2.10. I brush my hair every morning with a pair of hairbrushes my great-grandfather gave my grandfather on his 14th birthday (1911

Re: [Bug 19998] The non-appearance of Polygon graphics in LC

2018-07-11 Thread Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode
Here are some rude words and phrases that come pretty high on my sh*t list with reasons why: 1. EOL. I use Bryce 7 for producing 3D models even thought it was "EOL" 10 years ago (and ( was able to buy it for $10). I use LiveCode 7.1.4 on a regular basis as its interface is a

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