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Appendix B: Initialization Files
Introduction to Initialization
Smart Characters uses a variety of initialization and configuration files to
keep track of system settings, installed components, and user preferences. The
variety of configuration files facilitates office and network installation. A
corrupted initialization file will result in a sequence of error messages,
usually terminating in a fatal exit. See
Restoring Initialization Files(B-
Restoring Initialization Files
Corrupted initialization files can be restored by comparing them to their
originals, located on Install Disk 2. Note the affected section from any
error message, and use a text editor to compare the section in Win.ini
to Scwin.ini, Scw.ini, and a user or project .ini file to any of
the factory default .ini files: Welcome, Chinese, Pinyin
and Japanese. See
Ini File Rules(B-
When Smart Characters launches, Windows first tries to find the
Scw.exe and any associated DLL (dynamic link library) files. Smart
Characters uses Bwcc.dll and, optionally, Dbttfi.dll. If either
of these libraries is missing or out of date, Windows will abort Smart
Characters. The error messages display
Cannot find Scw.exe(A-
or one of its components if a library is missing, or
if a library is out of date.
After Smart Characters loads, it begins to initialize by reading a sequence of
initialization (configuration) files, and loading the corresponding system
Ini File Error(A-
- Win.ini is processed to derive the default location for
- The command line arguments are processed to check for over-rides to the
basic configuration file Scw.ini.
- Scw.ini is processed to determine installed components and
- Workstation related system resources (e.g., fonts) are loaded.
- Finally, the current user or project profile file (e.g.,
Welcome.ini) is processed, user specific system resources (e.g.,
keyboards and dictionaries) are loaded, and document files on the desktop are
opened into document windows, which are then positioned and sized.
Ini File Rules
An initialization (.ini) file consists of entries are arranged by
section. Most sections and entries are maintained by dialog boxes. For
those that are not, use a text editor like NotePad or Smart Characters
in Ascii Only
to edit them.
A section is delimited by a section name within square
brackets. Every entry following a section name in the section, up to the next
section name. An entry is one line of text consisting of a key,
an equals sign, and multiple values. Keys should be unique.
Win.ini in the local
contains one section which has entries to point to the Smart Characters default
directory and the default Smart Characters configuration file.
[Smart Characters 3.0]
ExePath specifies the program and system directories, which could be
located on a network. This path contains the default configuration file Sc.cfg.
This value is not used by Smart Characters, and is provided to allow other
applications to locate the installation.
IniPath specifies the workstation initialization file. This file
provides the root of a hierarchy of configuration files. It could reside on a
local disk, or be named for a group and located in a common directory on the
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