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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 out."

"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 almost inexcusable."

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