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18 Jul 2009 (updated 29 Oct 2009 at 21:45 UTC) »

Embedding a Gnumeric sheet in Abiword

With the upcoming Abiword-2.8 and Gnumeric-1.10, this will become possible (on unix like systems only, MS-Windows™ users might have to wait for eternity). Here is a screenshot:

Now don't think that Gnome Office exists or will exist one day. This is a quite different thing.

10 May 2009 (updated 10 May 2009 at 15:48 UTC) »

GChemPaint canvas progress

The current stable GChemPaint version would display:

This is not consistent with usual chemist's habits, but was easy to implement using pango.

There are two issues: the minus sign should be the unicode minus sign instead of the more usual ascii character and, more importantly, it should stay above the stoichiometry coefficient. This is not possible using a single PangoLayout. I needed to split the text between several layout objects and now get:

Just if you are not a chemist, this string represents the phenylsulfonate anion.

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