Linux Orbit: HancomWord First Look
Aug 12, 2000, 13:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"On July 27th, HancomLinux, a subsidiary of Haansoft, a Korean
software company, announced the release of HancomWord, a new word
processor for Linux. This is a first look at the "evaluation
version" available for download from the HancomLinux web site.
HancomWord's English version tries hard to include features not
found in most word processors. Unfortunately, some features that
are normally taken for granted, like a spell checker, were left
"After reading the HancomLinux announcement, I quickly browsed
to their home page(http://www.hancom.com/en for English users) and
downloaded HancomWord to try it out. Being a Korean company, I'd
not heard of them previously and according to the spec sheet,
HancomWord looked feature rich and worthy of a test drive."
"When I first started writing this review, I was reasonably
impressed with the features of HancomWord. As I experimented and
then found missing features, translation problems, and their
undocumented dependency on Wine, I was a little disappointed.
Overall, I was impressed with the effort to increase the number of
features in what is billed as a word-processor (like the
presentation and drawing tools), but leaving out spell checking is