notepad and richedit - why?

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at
Fri Nov 8 08:01:47 CST 2002

"Shachar Shemesh" <wine-devel at> wrote:

> I don't quite see it that way. Putting aside for a second the technical 
> difficulties of changing the font for an entire RICHEDIT control, if you 
> are going to display each character as a different color, you will need 
> some means of selecting the color for each character. That's what an 
> editor is all about. To me, the difference between notepad and wordpad 
> is the difference between a text editor and a word processor. They are 
> completely different products (albeit - wordpad is a pretty crappy word 
> processor, and so not very useful).

Actually, we don't need a text processor at all. There are plenty of them
around. We need a simple way of displaying plain text, .rtf and .wri files
for users pressing "View ReadMe now" button. We even don't need a support
for editing that files in full flavour of that word. Saving files in that
formats is not a priority at all.

> Then again, I have failed to properly load RTF files in the wine 
> notepad, or find anything else in which it is improved when compared to 
> the windows notepad. What am I missing?

A patch to improve the situation :-)


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