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spellcheck in qutebrowser

Posted 12-28-2021 at 02:43 AM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 12-28-2021 at 02:45 AM by Michael Uplawski

If you want to set a spellcheck dictionary for the running session, type
Code:
:set spellcheck.languages ['en-US'] 
:set spellcheck.languages ['en-US', 'de-DE']
:set spellcheck.languages ['en-US', 'de-DE', 'fr-FR']
for only one or several languages at once.

To persist these settings, open config.py and add something like:
Code:
# Spellcheck
config.set('spellcheck.languages', ["en-US", "fr-FR", "de-DE"])
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Ruby: reading from STDIN, if there is something to read.

Posted 09-25-2021 at 01:11 AM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 10-08-2021 at 11:49 PM by Michael Uplawski (Category)

The logic of ARGV and ARGF still escapes me, I am approaching perfection empirically by trial, error and surrender. Now I believe to do stuff the right way, which is highly unsatisfactory.

Today's sura goes like this:

To avoid a hanging program, when there are no data waiting at STDIN, thou shalt write
Code:
if !STDIN.tty?
  # do as you must
end
tty meaning “teletype-writer”, it stands for terminal/console/pseudo-terminal and the like....
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False statement

Posted 03-23-2021 at 12:57 AM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 12-06-2021 at 07:14 AM by Michael Uplawski

I just modified my comment to one of my own blog-entries but now feel that it is itself worth an entry.

If it sticks it may be sticky. Avoid.
This comment contained a false statement. I have to leave it here and mark it as false, because it is frequently repeated in a pseudo-scientific context, by right-wing political activists, by marketing-experts, by so-called “coaches”.

The story is that, around 1955, an American scientific formulated a hypothesis which was
...
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[HTML/CSS] Web-Fonts - Don’t let “them” get you

Posted 02-25-2020 at 01:56 PM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 02-13-2022 at 10:43 AM by Michael Uplawski (13/02/2022 url of the handwritten version updated)

Thread: ttf works, why should I use woff?
A styled version of this document: http://www.uplawski.eu/articles/Linu...web-fonts.html
A hand-written version of this document: http://www.uplawski.eu/articles/Linu...eb_fonts1.html


One of my bosses once said that, when things start to become complicated, it means that an error has been committed.

Where programming is concerned, I usually arrive to back-trace my actions...
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Paradigms exist to be broken

Posted 10-29-2016 at 12:39 AM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 11-16-2016 at 05:02 PM by Michael Uplawski (typos, Kraut2English)

Paradigms exist to be broken
or:
How to create a Dynamic bookmark-tree with Apache-FOP

Introduction
This page will eventually explain how you can dynamically generate a bookmark-tree in the PDF-documents by use of the Apache-FOP xsl/fo processor.

But before I show you the mere technicalities, you need to realize what's special in this procedure and what it means to break a paradigm. In fact, the alternative titles on this page should appeal to
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