The first contact with this program gave me many ideas for improving desktop publishing. For example, there was little tools for text hyphenation or handy vector graphics editor. In trying to remedy these inconveniences, I wrote two programs at Atari between 1989 and 1996: Inkaust and Kombi. The first one was a spelling dictionary which, in addition to the standard features found in similar dictionaries, corrected punctuation and some grammar elements. The program was also equipped with a thesaurus and was able to divide words on syllables. The Kombi on Atari was the incipient of the Kombi on PC.
The dominance of the Windows system and the increase of performance of the newer computers in the mid-nineties made it possible to create a new program under Windows, which would meet our expectations both for the quality of graphical tools, as well as the dictionary. To write this program I had chosen C++ language and in August 1996 I begun working on the Kombi on PC. I assumed that the program would merge the features of the previously mentioned programs, so that it would have a convenient vector graphics editor and a high quality spell checker. After accepting this assumptions, we are not much apart from saying that we want to make a fully professional destop publishing system. Did this work? I hope so, although of course the works on the program are the never-ending story.
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