Extended Editing

Important note

·      'Extended Editing' is useful only when you type in Tscii (non-unicode) in external applications. So, if you are not interested in the same, then you need NOT read the following.


·      Azhagi provides a great degree of flexibility in it's Tamil key mappings scheme that it becomes a highly tricky thing to simulate all of these flexibilities during 'direct typing in Tamil in an external application' also. Yet, this tricky thing has been achieved successfully but provided as options (Extended Editing and Extended Mode) since I found in my testing that some applications do not respond well to these 2 features. So, users can always keep these 2 options unticked for applications which do not respond to these options. Absolutely no harm results by keeping them unticked. They are 'extended' facilities and not required for normal typing operations.

Extended Editing

·      'Extended' as its name suggests is an extended facility and its unique to Azhagi. This is not required for normal typing operation and it need not be kept ticked.

·      'Extended Editing' does nothing but this. i.e. for e.g., if you mistakenly type " «ù÷ Åó¾÷ " in an 'external application' (say MS-Word) and wish to correct it, then you can move  the cursor to position it after 'ù' and type 'a' and «ù÷ will change to «Å÷. Similarly, you can move the cursor to position it after '¾' and type 'a' and Åó¾÷ will change to Åó¾¡÷. If your OS gives problems, you can keep 'Extended Editing' unticked. Then, to move back and change ù to Å, you have to delete ù and type 'va' afresh. Thats the difference. Anyway, when you have started typing fast, you may not require the need to go back and edit often.

·      Note:

1.   Whenever an application seems to get locked during 'Extended Editing', just press 'F10' again or keep pressing 'Ctrl-F10' and the lock will be released. You can press 'Ctrl-Esc' or 'Ctrl-Alt-Delete -> CANCEL' also to release the lock.

2.   Once you identify that a particular application does not respond well to 'Extended Editing' or gets locked sometimes, use the Titles/Options Editor to make the application avoid 'Extended Editing' permanently.

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