WinCompose (keyboard utility)

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WinCompose (keyboard utility)

#1 Post by Midas » Sat May 17, 2014 11:13 am

WinCompose is an AutoHotKey keyboard utility designed to allow an user to insert exotic characters with minimal effort. Unfortunately, it is not yet natively portable as it saves its 'settings.ini' to the user's '%APPDATA%\WinCompose\' folder, a shortcoming easily solvable with a custom launcher.
  • [WinCompose] allows to easily write special characters [...] using short and often very intuitive key combinations. [...] WinCompose supports the standard Compose file format. It provides more than 1600 compose rules from the Xorg project and the dotXCompose project. You can add custom rules by creating a file named .XCompose or .XCompose.txt in your %USERPROFILE% directory.
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WinCompose current version (v0.6.7) can be downloaded from https://github.com/SamHocevar/wincompose.
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Re: WinCompose (keyboard utility)

#2 Post by I am Baas » Sat May 17, 2014 5:07 pm

Thanks, Midas.

WinCompose is written by Sam Hocevar.
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Re: WinCompose (keyboard utility)

#3 Post by samhocevar » Sun May 18, 2014 12:25 am

Hi — WinCompose author here. I was not familiar with portable applications, but I’m willing to do the necessary changes. The next version (probably 0.6.8) will provide a portable version that does not touch %AppData% if not installed.

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Re: WinCompose (keyboard utility)

#4 Post by I am Baas » Mon May 19, 2014 12:26 am

samhocevar wrote:Hi — WinCompose author here. I was not familiar with portable applications, but I’m willing to do the necessary changes. The next version (probably 0.6.8) will provide a portable version that does not touch %AppData% if not installed.
Thanks for stopping by... a portable version would be awesome. Thank you.
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Re: WinCompose (keyboard utility)

#5 Post by samhocevar » Mon May 19, 2014 5:53 am

I am Baas wrote:Thanks for stopping by... a portable version would be awesome. Thank you.
Here it is: https://github.com/samhocevar/wincompos ... -0.6.8.zip Any feedback is welcome!

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Re: WinCompose (keyboard utility)

#6 Post by Midas » Mon May 19, 2014 5:58 am

Ubercool! Thanks all around... :mrgreen:

@webfork: topic should be moved to "Submissions", if you don't object. TiA.

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#7 Post by webfork » Thu May 22, 2014 5:07 pm

Midas wrote:topic should be moved to "Submissions"
Agreed ... topic has been ported.
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Re: WinCompose (keyboard utility)

#8 Post by I am Baas » Sat May 24, 2014 6:43 pm

Tested WinCompose 0.6.8 (portable) portable

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Re: WinCompose (keyboard utility)

#9 Post by Checker » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:13 am

The author (Sam Hocevar) added it to the database.
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Re: WinCompose (keyboard utility)

#10 Post by webfork » Thu May 21, 2015 2:54 pm

Quick note about the WinCompose license:

http://www.wtfpl.net/about/

It's essentially the Anti-License License. I get that devs don't want to muck about this sort of thing but I've got to point out that there's functionally very little difference between the WTFPL and BSD (or MIT for that matter). I'd generally recommend sticking with BSD to avoid confusion. That said, I think selecting this license is itself sort of a protest against how tedious license stuff can get so maybe it'll take off and won't cause other devs to second guess it's usage.
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Re: WinCompose (keyboard utility)

#11 Post by SYSTEM » Thu May 21, 2015 6:58 pm

webfork wrote:Quick note about the WinCompose license:

http://www.wtfpl.net/about/

It's essentially the Anti-License License. I get that devs don't want to muck about this sort of thing but I've got to point out that there's functionally very little difference between the WTFPL and BSD (or MIT for that matter). I'd generally recommend sticking with BSD to avoid confusion. That said, I think selecting this license is itself sort of a protest against how tedious license stuff can get so maybe it'll take off and won't cause other devs to second guess it's usage.
I don't know if you noticed, but Sam Hocevar is the author of both WinCompose and WTFPL...
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Re: WinCompose (keyboard utility)

#12 Post by webfork » Fri May 22, 2015 6:41 pm

SYSTEM wrote:I don't know if you noticed, but Sam Hocevar is the author of both WinCompose and WTFPL...
Hehe ... no, I didn't but my point still holds but that actually makes it LESS appealing due to it's obscurity. Still if you're going to start a new license (or in this case anti-license) you've gotta start somewhere.

I'd love to see a judge reading this out loud in a proper court setting :)
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