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Semagic 1.2 Release
sema wrote in ljwin32_sema
Semagic 1.2, full unicode support, only for Windows NT/2000/XP
Download installer.

Semagic 1.2, limited unicode support, for Windows 95/98/ME.
Download installer.

Source code could always be taken here.

Read here about unicode support in both versions.


  1. "?filter=" in the friends' page URL is now optional when checking for friends' updates by mask

  2. History dialog is now resizable

Fixed: some.

It's (a sort of) release. I've done my best to make it stable but unfortunately there are still some knowing issues. In the next 2-3 weeks I won't read your bug reports and suggestions due to personal reasons. Be patient - I'll be back.

>>the next 2-3 weeks I won't read your bug reports and suggestions due to personal reasons. Be patient - I'll be back.<<

Whatever the reasons, you deserved a well-deserved break due to your work toward this - thank you!

One question when you comes back - will there be any plans to merge both version (win2k, & nt and win98 & me) to one program?

Once again, thank you

will there be any plans to merge both version (win2k, & nt and win98 & me) to one program

No, it's impossible. Win9x does not support unicode internally.

Thank you for an incredible program. It's so much better than the old Livejournal client I used to use... ::cough cough::

Anyway, one minor request. Is it possible to detail the changes between releases in a text document that installs with the program, and perhaps link it off the Help menu? Just because I'm a curious bastard. ;-P

Have a great few weeks off!!!

Just out of curiosity...

This certainly isn't an urget request, but in the future releases is it possible to have some way to edit what buttons are displayed on the toolbars? I know I only use a few from certain toolbars and I just thought it might be a good idea. Just a suggestion :)

Re: Just out of curiosity...

Thank you for making this point. I was just about to ask about it, but ya beat me to it. :)

Just leaving a comment to say I think a way to customize the toolbars would be muchly appreciated (by at least two people, heh).

:D -Zak

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The Semagic client uses MS Word for spellchecking. There are licensing issues with the spellcheck in the original Windows client being used in a derivative project.

There has been dicussions of putting Semagic on the license, but there hasn't been any word on when that will happen, if at all.

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Error, unable to run.

"Failed to create empty document."

Re: Error, unable to run.

   Try uninstalling and reinstalling?

   I'll basically repeat what another poster said above.  Whatever the reasons, you need a well-earned break.  Thank you for your service to the community :]

PS:  I'll probably spank you with a Hungarian RC file when you come back ;)

Ya man, enjoy yourself. With all of these new features you've pumped out recently, you'll stay in number one spot untill you have more time. So don't worry, and besides this is all we need right now.

Great piece of code! Thanx :)

I don't guess there is any chance of getting a quick fix to allow Winamp 3 in the music detection is there?

oh that would be very handy indeed

The livejournal.exe file is linked to a missing export mfc42.dll:6508

I don't know if this has anything to do with installing it to a directory/drive other the default, but this I did. :/

Got this too, and I run Win98.

"The file LIVEJOURNAL.EXE is linked to export, MFC45.DLL:6508, that doesn't exist."

Fantastic, I've been looking forward to the new release. :) I like the little buttons with the add friend, lj-cut, etc. :) Very nifty. x

Hoorah for Sema! *claps*

This release fixes all of my previous gripes (i think it's not doing the "keep flashing after ive already seen the updates" thing anymore, at least not that i've noticed)... thank you!

I was just wondering.... is there ANY way to make the icon in the tray be colored!? I know it's a silly little thing but it's the only thing I'd liked to be improved;-)

(or is it just me that has it grey in the tray?? hmm..)

enjoy your time off!:-) thank you.

For me, the Semagic icon is not grey in the tray; it's blue. I'm not sure what's causing yours to not be colored. Are you running with 16-bit color, or 256? If you're using only 256, see if you can set it to 16-bit color.

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Hi sema, I love your client! My only problem is: I too am stuck with version 1.2beta4a because its the last version that supports 200 character subject lines. I don't need to use unicode (as far as I know) and I have no problem submitting 200 char subjects (up until tonight) with the previous client. Is there any way to not use unicode and still use the features of the newer client?

Why would you need 200 char subject line??

Isn't there a way to use some other, more common, program's spell checker? Or include a spell checker (maybe a freeware spellchecker) with the program? Or even use the Microsoft Works spell checker too?
I have Works. Not Word. And I'm very self conscious about spelling. I don't like to post entries without spell checking them. If it weren't for the all-inclusive features, I most likely wouldn't use this. I think the Spell Checker issue is a big annoyance.

Spellchecker needs to be totally rewritten.

We (curiuosweasel mainly) now do this job, but it is not known, when we finish.

You can look at beta-version here (in russian, sorry).

Thanks so much, this client is much more efficient than the one I used to have....must have taken a lot of effort and time. Great job!

The client is great! I absolutely love it. Thanks for all the hard work.

I have a small feature request. Is there a way to cache/store a server list in a pull-down menu instead of having to type the server name?

I have a uJournal and a LiveJournal and I update them interchangeably and it'll be greatly helpful to just enter them once and after that just select from a list, much like what's done with the username.


Re: feature request

It's be really nice if you could post to multiple journals at once--that would require quite a bit of work, but it would be VERY useful. I would probably start running my own LJ server if that were the case, or (more likely, since I'm lazy) alternatively post dually to LJ and uJournal for backup/speed/feature purposes.

It seems like whenever I switch the server and sign on, the list of current moods and user icons fail to download.

Say, I've logged on using my LJ account, and everything's fine. Then log off, change the server setting and get on uJ, and there'll be nothing for me to choose from in the current moods list or the user icon list. If I log off and get back on my LJ account, the lists are still gone.

The only way I can get it to work is to quit the client altogether and restart it.

Can you please check on it? thanks.

Really beautiful client! But little question: what about Winamp 3 music detection? It would be nice.. (: Thanx!

This isn't critical or anything, but I wonder if it is possible theoretically to link to WordPerfect's spell check program. If you hook into Microsoft's via VB for Applications, it should be possible because WordPerfect since WP comes with it (at least since WP Office 2000 -- aka version 9). Though I'd guess the syntax may be different.

If not, well, no biggie.

(I only ask since I use WordPerfect. It was cheaper than Word & Office).

Spellchecker will be totally rewritten, using's myspell.

Beautiful proggie.
Many thanks. :D

Use &lt;strong&gt; and &lt;em&gt; instead of &lt;b&gt; and &lt;i&gt;?

Would it be possible to add an option to make the bold and underline buttons in the toolbar (as well as the Ctrl+B and Ctrl+I shortcuts) trigger the <strong> and <em> tags respectively?

Of course, the default should probably be the current behavior since that's what people are used to, but I thought this would be a nice addition. These tags are preferred over <b> and <i> for reasons of accessibility (boldfacing and italicizing means nothing if you're blind, for example), so these are the tags I tend to use.

Thanks so much for the wonderful client! It beats the old one by far.

Re: Use &lt;strong&gt; and &lt;em&gt; instead of &lt;b&gt; and &lt;i&gt;?

An echo to the points in this one. It is a wonderful client, and I've enjoyed it thoroughly! The one thing I'd want in it would be the ability to either have the Bold and Italics features use [strong] and [em] or make the buttons editable so users can change to the official [strong] and [em] tags. I work with folks who have to use the reading software to view web sites and the readers don't recognize the old [b] and [i] tags. Thanks!

can this new client goto many servers?
like say if i want to update another journal can i just type it in the cliet; instead of going to the site and signing??

If you are referring to multiple sites running the LiveJournal server code (DeadJournal, uJournal, etc), that is possible by clicking 'File' and selecting 'Server Settings' while at the login screen.

I love the client, but due to the lack of a built in spell checker like the other client has. I had to go back to the other one. It's to annoying to have Word check it, due the the error messages etc.

I would use it and i think everyone would use it if it had its own built in spell checker.


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