Issues with CriticMarkup in Chinese

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07 Dec, 2017 01:39 PM

Dear MultiMarkdown Composer Support,

I am an editor of some Chinese magazine. When doing the proof-reading today, I decided to have a go with MMC's CriticMarkup. However, after I activated Track Changes and started typing in Chinese, the feature failed me. Instead of working and indicating the changes I made, it showed some red bracket where I could type nothing.

Please see the attached screencast for details.

I use Squirrel as the input method for Chinese.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fletcher on 08 Dec, 2017 12:44 AM

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    It looks like Squirrel is modifying the existing characters as you type
    instead of inserting new ones. This will cause unexpected results with
    Change Tracking since each keystroke is replacing a character, rather
    than inserting one:


    You can manually use the CriticMarkup syntax by simply typing the
    markers (you can automate this with the text expansion or key bindings
    to make it easier):

    Once you get the basic CriticMarkup inserted (even with Change
    Tracking), you *can* edit inside them even with unusual behavior:

    This is {++added++}

    (Once you have this, you can do whatever you want inside the `{++....++}`.

    In this case you could type an ASCII letter (e.g. `A`) to trigger an
    addition, and then modify the addition to use the desired Chinese

    Deletion should work normally as expected.

    Substition should work, but you might want to start by replacing the old
    text with an ASCII letter first, and then typing the Chinese characters
    inside the substitution.


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