Thanks, everyone so far, for checking out the editor! And, of course, thanks letting me know about any issues.
My apologies about this. I did note my supported browsers under the Editor Requirements section, but perhaps the strikethrough for the Safari was perhaps too faint, so I moved that all to a standalone section under the heading Supported Browsers for better visibility.
Unfortunately, supporting the Safari browser is nearly impossible without owning a Mac. I’ve tried debugging with Safari 5.1.7 for Windows (circa 2012), but since this version is unsupported by Apple, there’s lots of freezing (won’t even load the itchio home page) and is missing a developer console.
Since most writers likely own a Mac, I’ll have to find a way to support the Safari browser in the near future. In the meantime, is it possible to use a Chromium-based browser (like Brave or Chromium)?
I did have a chance to test on Firefox, but found the parser hints didn’t fully work. (Unfortunately, browsers are still inconsistent with handling events.) According to statcounter GlobalStats for Desktop browsers, Chromium-based browsers have a 78% share, while Firefox has 7%, so I’m holding off fully supporting Firefox until later.
Thanks for letting me know. I’ll take care of these as soon as I can find a Mac for testing. Apologies here, but glad your able to proceed with Firefox.
To me, I think you get the gist of how this system works. The idea that words are “grouped into positive/negative emotions” is a good enough metaphor to get started.
However, the theory and implementation is not the metaphor. For instance, the words — adverbs, nouns, and verbs, in addition to adjectives — have a confidence score, meaning how confident are we that someone would consider a word to have a pleasant and/or unpleasant connection. (Sentiment analysis is inherently subjective, so there’s a lot of scoping and caveats to wring out any constructive functionality.)
If you are interested, these post have some more details about this approach: