TM is really on of the best text editors, however, there is two
issues unresolved for (the) years (of SL) now.
Issue one is TextMate's spelling behaviour, i.e., the automatic
detection of the language of a written paragraph, see here:
TM does not detect the language I am typing in, perhaps because it
uses a non-Apple document window. Anyway, always changing the
system language to get correct spell check on the fly (as
suggested in the thread) could hardly be a working solution. In
addition, quite often I write source documents in various
languages, e.g. English and German, and that makes a "one language
per document" unusable.
There has also been an issue with an advanced print dialogue (but
I cannot remember the posting). It is quite nice that TM adds
headers and footers, however, TM does not print coloured syntax,
and leaving a margin of about 1cm makes the printout unusable for
punching and filing. In addition, 11pt Monaco is quite good on my
screen but printing in that font size is rather a waste of space
on the page. Of course, I know, that one may produce a html
(nicely coloured, indeed), open that one in, say, Firefox, and
print the html page.
Anyway, I was wondering if there is any progress on these two
points, first, to get the apple multilingual spell check working,
second, to provide TM with a print preference to set things like
font, colours, and margins.
Sascha Vieweg, saschaview(a)gmail.com