Thu May 14, 2020 4:55 am Post
Thu May 14, 2020 5:05 am Post
Thu May 14, 2020 1:57 pm Post
Nobbo wrote:I am creating a whole universe with several THOUSAND non-standard words
Thu May 14, 2020 2:31 pm Post
Floss wrote:Nobbo wrote:I am creating a whole universe with several THOUSAND non-standard words
please don,t do that.
Thu May 14, 2020 3:56 pm Post
Nobbo,Nobbo wrote:I have posted this elsewhere on the In-Project Word List thread from 2018, but would like to throw it out there again in 2020.
It is just to say WORDS ARE KING to us writers, and that the tools for managing them SHOULD NOT BE A BOLTED-ON AFTERTHOUGHT.
EVERY writer will use words that are not in the standard spellchecker - whether they are writing about Thai Cuisine or Pet Care or Alien Invasions or Hobbit's Feet Hair - WE NEED THE TOOLS TO ACCURATELY AND EFFICIENTLY CHECK AND MANAGE OUR WORDS AND GRAMMAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is from the other thread:
"I strongly back the case for personalised in-Project Word Lists.
WORDS ARE OUR BUSINESS!!!
I am creating a whole universe with several THOUSAND non-standard words: lots of proper nouns of places and people and clans; lots of fantasy names for creatures and effects and artefacts; lots of religious terms in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit; and a whole lot beside! Not only do I want to be able to place these all in the Project, I also want to split them according to their type AND then create glossaries according to type.
This rings true for EVERY writer out there - fiction or non-fiction. New words and specialist jargon is rife in everything, as are proper nouns. I have been using Scrivener for less than a week and I am already adding pretty mundane standard words to its limited dictionary, let alone the thousands of my own devising!
I WILL SAY AGAIN: WORDS ARE OUR BUSINESS and without proper vocabulary management tools and grammar checkers, Scrivener is falling way short of my expectations despite the glowing plaudits it receives elsewhere.
Tools to enable the accurate use and management of ALL WORDS should sit at the heart of the software, NOT be some peripheral add on with throw-away excuses towards platform limitations and the like. It is overcoming those sorts of poor excuses that inspired Scrivener's creation, so it is time to realise THE WORDS ARE KING."
I am not interested in people like devinganger making tech-sounding excuses - computers are General Purpose Machines, mate, THEY ARE ONLY LIMITED BY THE PEOPLE WHO DEVELOP THEM!!!
Thu May 14, 2020 6:04 pm Post
JimRac wrote:But please stop with the all caps shouting. This makes you come across like a petulant child stomping its foot, and does your argument no favors.
Fri May 15, 2020 8:36 am Post
krastev wrote:Floss wrote:Nobbo wrote:I am creating a whole universe with several THOUSAND non-standard words
please don,t do that.
Star Trek's Klingon, Avatar's Na'vi, Lord of the Rings' Quenya, Sindarin...
So why not?
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