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sema wrote in ljwin32_sema
Semagic 1.2beta6U, full unicode support, only for Windows NT/2000/XP, will not run on other Windows versions.
download zip.

Semagic 1.2beta6, limited unicode support, for Windows 95/98/ME.
download zip.

Source code can always be taken from

Limited unicode support in the version for windows9X means that you can correctly see, post and edit only those entries (and other information like user names) that contain non-latin symbols used in you current code page. Other non-latin symbols will be displayed incorrectly and will be corrupted after editing. For example, if you have French regional settings you'll be able to read/write symbols like "ùéèçà" but will not be able to read/write russian letters.

You have to install support for languages that you expect to use, for full unicode support in the version for NT/2000/XP, at least you need a unicode font installed in your system and this font should be selected in Semagic, you'll most likely have problems with the default font. I use Microsoft Sans Serif (not MS Sans Serif!)

Please note that version for NT/2000/XP (U-version) will not use your settings from previous version. In particular you'll have to reset friends changes at least once.

Except the unicode support there are the following new features:

  1. Login dialog now also has tray icon

  2. Memory used by program now reduces when you minimize Semagic in all the ways (only in NT/2000/XP).

  3. Semagic now recreates tray icon after explorer crash.

  4. Option "Show program version in caption"

  5. Music detection in Apollo player (thanx mrgatsby)

  6. A lot of bugs were fixed

I'm aware that some people have problem logging in with Semagic while having no problems with official client.
For those people - please try this new version and tell me whether such a problem still exists for you.

Very old idea: may you put 'stop flashing' menu item under LiveJournal menu of main program window?

D'you think it's so useful? :)
You may stop flashing by single clicking on tray icon also.

How do I install it for XP?
Copy it to my old Semagic folder??? There's no .exe

Extract all the files from archive to any folder.
Use WinZip (for example) for extraction.

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I had the problems logging in with the Beta4 (behind NAT)... now no problems with Beta6. Thanks very much! it looks great!! :)

I'm glad to hear it :)
Please close your support request then.

Thanks, you're a star!!

Excellent! I'm glad to see another release of your client. Thank you for your continued work!

Marvellous! Thank you.

Love it, love it, love it!

But what happened to "save state" on the 'edit friends' menu? Or is it automatic now?

Also, I totally dig the 'preview' feature. Very cool indeed.

That's what the "reset" button is now on the "Changes" tab, less confusing for beginner users :)

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i'll go and do it in just a minute :) all the old full privs have client: sema privs too. i'm just the best category priv at pestering ;)

thanks sema, it's great :)

Faboo! I love your client, and am very happy you added music detection.

Thanks for the wonderful work.

Fantastic! I'm so happy that you have continued to work on this client and that you are willing to share it with us.

Thank You!

this is brilliant. thanks.
good job.

I absolutely love it! I had just made a journal entry regarding obtaining the earlier one. I'm glad it's ready.

I did notice one thing, and I'm not sure if it's consistant, but I tried it out a few times. When I go to edit an entry, it seems to not want to post it and stalls up unless you preview it first. Probably just me though.

I have the same problem...(and this is the 1.2beta6a version)

Awesome work, man.

Just wondering, music detection for Winamp3 in the future for this client? I don't think there is one that does it yet since WA3 is so new still...technically, still a beta, heh...

But is there any way to stop it opening my friends page when I double-click the icon while it's flashing? I tend to just leave my friends page open and reload it when I see the icon flashing... so it gets irritating when I double-click to open the client and it pops up a new window instead.

Thanks. ^_^

You may single click the icon to stop flashing.
You may choose another way of friends' updates notification, message or sound for example.
Or you may simply switch checking for friends' updates off at all :)

thanks for continuing to work on the client.

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Can you use some network packet analizer (you may download this demo for example) and send me the exact http reqest (especially headers) that Semagic use in your case?

Bug Report: Make Link/Image dialog

If you open ths Make Link/Image Dialog and make any change to the URL field (default is "http://"), then switch the radio button to "Image", the URL field becomes greyed out.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so here are a few:

The initial state of the dialog box.

Click the "Image" radio button without changing the "http://" text.

But if the URL field contains anything other than "http://" when you click the Image radio button...

It gets greyed out.

While I'm on the subject, having the URL field for an image next to the "Link to internet address" widget seems a bit odd. Maybe having a seperate field for "Image URL" would be better/easier to do?

Re: Bug Report: Make Link/Image dialog

Oops, forgot to mention: This bug was tested and exists on both on 1.2-beta6aU and 1.2-beta4.

I'm having problems logging into the new version (Semagic 1.2beta6U), but my old Sema client(1.2-beta4a) works fine...any ideas?

Your userinfo says you've managed to log in using 1.2-beta6aU.
What is the exact problem you've met?

Does 1.2beta6 have an independent spellchecker, or does it still need to use Word? I love your client, but I can't use it until it has an independent spellcheck.

I was playing with the Post Options and Subject bars, dragging them around, resizing, trying to get things set up the way I like. I think I closed LJ while the Options bar was dragged off the main app. When I restarted it, I put the Options bar back into the main app, and it took over. Now I can't get the LJ body to show if I have the Options docked. If I float it, the body is shown. Trying to resize the Options also resizes the subject bar above it.


Re: I broke Semagic

Undock or hide Options, then resize Subject bar back to decent size. Then dock Options again.

is there any way to use a spell checker other than word? because my computer doesn't have microsoft word..

Get hold of an external, standalone spellchecker program. One such program is SpellWrite '95, which is shareware.

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Re: new shortcut suggestion

Appending to this request...

  • <lj comm="community"> is not supported in the Preview.
  • In the "Make Link" dialog, perhaps offer a tick box or something else to allow the tag to be entered as a community rather than a user?
Sema, this client rocks more than any other client that exists. (Except my own one, of course, but that's a different platform!) :-)


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