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WikiZ

Since January 5, 2007 by Huidae Cho

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WikiZ is a Wiki utility for Palm OS 5.

Introduction
Setting
Address formats
Date formats for Calendar and Tasks
Nested tagging
Disclaimer
TODO
Change log

Introduction

wikiz/about.png WikiZ is a simple Wiki software for Palm OS 5. Why do I have to write yet another Palm Wiki? The main reason is that Hangul, the Korean character system, is not recognized by most of Wiki programs currently available including PsLink and PalmWiki. What's wrong with Hangul? Well, PsLink and PalmWiki were developed by Japanese developers, so there is explicit support for a Japanese character encoding (SJIS). However, this prevents Korean users from reliably using Hangul, which uses another multi-byte encoding (mainly EUC-KR or CP949), so I decided to write my own Wiki. WikiZ does not assume any encoding, so it should be multi-byte safe as far as I can tell.

Setting

wikiz/1.png wikiz/2.png wikiz/3.png wikiz/4.png You can find WikiZ from within Prefs's Other category after installation. Setting is straightforward. WikiZ automatically searches for new and old versions of PIM databases, but you can still change the CreatorIDs of databases and corresponding applications from their default values. In the main screen, the following options are available:

wikiz/2.png WikiZ supports history by dragging across the silkscreen area. The following description is based on Z22.

WikiCase linking is supported as well as explicit tagging. You can define left and right tags for each application. The maximum length of the tag is 10 characters. You don't have to assign both tags. Let's see an example. wikiz/more_en.png For Address, the left tag is "Call " and the right tag is, yes, empty. What it means is that link words start with the "Call " string and end with ENTER or END OF TEXT, whichever comes first. This also applies to Todo's "Finish " tag. Now, you can create invisible links without any ugly special characters or whatsoever. Just cut your link words with ENTER. If you have a memo like this:

I have a weekly meeting
tomorrow, don't forget
to call Dr. Blah blah<ENTER>
and finish writing the last report!

tapping on "Dr. Blah blah" will take you to his contact info. Compare with the following memo:

I have a weekly meeting
tomorrow, don't forget
to call {Dr. Blah blah}
and finish <writing the last report!>

The default date tags are intentionally left empty for the automatic detection of system's date format (e.g., MM/DD/YY, YY-MM-DD). You don't need any tag for Calendar linking, but, still, you can assign its own tags. Automatic date format detection does not work if you have Date tags.

Address formats

Addr tags support the following formats (consecutive spaces are not allowed between two fields):

Date formats for Calendar and Tasks

The following additional date formats are also recognized if you use Date tags (e.g., "(", ")" in the following examples):

Nested tagging

You can create nested links within a link. This is really useful for more flexible record creation. In the following examples, "<" and ">" are Date tags, and "<-" and "->" are Todo tags.

Disclaimer

WikiZ is freeware. USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TODO

Change log

0.1.1 - April 3, 2007
  • Contacts->Picture bug fixed
0.1 - February 16, 2007
  • history feature clean up. Now it's more like that of PsLink.
  • New versioning scheme: MAJOR.MINOR.FIXES_OR_EXPERIMENTAL_FEATURES. Since this version looks very stable, I've changed the version number to 0.1.
0.0.2n - February 9, 2007
  • invalid memory access fixed
0.0.2m - February 1, 2007
  • StrN*Compare replaced with Txt*Compare
0.0.2l - February 1, 2007
  • preferences bug fix
0.0.2k - January 29, 2007
  • WikiCase bug fix for Note Pad
  • bug fix for nested tagging
0.0.2j - January 28, 2007
  • support for Note Pad
0.0.2i - January 25, 2007
  • nested tagging
  • more formats for Tasks
  • WikiCase link for Calendar
0.0.2h - January 20, 2007
  • bug fix for Calendar exceptions
0.0.2g - January 18, 2007
  • more formats for Calendar
    • * for the current year, month, and day
    • [*12345][smtwTfS] for a specific day of week
0.0.2f - January 16, 2007
  • more formats for Calendar
    • MM/DD/YY, (MM/DD/YY): go to MM/DD/YY or create a new record on MM/DD/YY
    • (MM/DD/YY desc): find a "desc" event on MM/DD/YY or create a new record on MM/DD/YY
    • (desc): find a "desc" event or create a today's new record
0.0.2e - January 14, 2007
  • bug fix for new Calendar record (".")
0.0.2d - January 11, 2007
  • more formats for Contacts
  • better history jumping
0.0.2c - January 11, 2007
  • PTod DB bug fixed
0.0.2b - January 11, 2007
  • history feature
  • improved tag search
0.0.2a - January 10, 2007
  • bug fix for date link
  • support for WikiCase link
0.0.2 - January 10, 2007
  • support for Contacts/Address, Calendar/Datebook, Tasks/ToDo
  • user configurable tags (up to 10 characters)
  • one side tag (either left or right)
  • option not to create new records when no matching data is found
  • ignore case option
0.0.1 - January 5, 2007
  • initial release
  • support for MemoDB
  • auto enable after reset
  • single tap option

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