Talk:WPS Office

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Chinese interface?[edit]

What about using eDeskonline in China ? Are Chinese language links that important for success ? Sanjiv swarup (talk) 05:20, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

since the Chinese speak Chinese language, naturally a Chinese interface is critically important for success. Ufopedia (talk) 03:51, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
I think Sanjiv swarup is asking if the external links to Chinese sites are important/necessary. Nil Einne (talk) 12:43, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
I don't think he means that, or do you think Sanjiv swarup is asking if the external links to Chinese sites are important for success... of what? the success of this wikipedia article? Given his mention of using eDeskonline in China, I'm pretty sure he means to ask if Chinese language links/interface (which eDeskonline lacks) are that important for its potential success as an online office system in China. Ufopedia (talk) 14:50, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Criticism[edit]

I have never heard of Kingsoft ever, i tried their product and it looked like a rebrand of open office. They claim they're not open source that itself is clear indication of that. Also they claim no JRE, i know why they don't want JRE because it is needed for Database in Open office and Kingsoft has none. Being chinese my self i think companies like Kingsoft give a bad name and total disregard to IP of other people like most of our companies here in China —Preceding unsigned comment added by 110.159.157.201 (talk) 09:44, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

It's not based on Open Office. It does not need the Java Runtime Environment because it doesn't use it because it doesn't use the Java framework because it uses the QT GUI framework. And it's loads like 10x faster time than OO.O. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.130.20.202 (talk) 00:17, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Almost everyone in China knows Kingsoft(金山软件) for their famous WPS. I have never heard of a Chinese who does not know Kingsoft. Du Yanning - talk 04:34, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Notability[edit]

It seems that a number of WP:SPAs are providing sources which are only marketing literature, rather than addressing WP:Notability TEDickey (talk) 19:08, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

WPS is notable, it's widely used and old. This article is crappily written though. Maybe there's little to say about a me-too word processor... that still doesn't affect notability IMO --Sigmundur (talk) 04:38, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Source[edit]

I don't know why the source was marked as dubious.

  • Paragraph: "When China joined the WTO, the Chinese government looked to rid piracy within the government offices." Book (p29): "with China's entry into the WTO the government has increased efforts to fight against ilegal copies"
  • Paragraph: "In 2003, the Chinese government made KingSoft office the standard for various government branches." Book (p29): "In 2003, the Cinese government made KingSoft office software the standard for various government branches"

http://books.google.de/books?id=JS_Af8c_eK0C&lpg=PP1&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

BTW I have no connections to KingSoft nor any conflict of interest in this subject. I am rather just a moderate inclusionist. --Koifkoi (talk) 17:14, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Actually google finds a different paragraph which I'll quote (noting that Google's results tend to be ephemeral):

Despite the initial success of Microsoft's strategy, it is not certain whether its efforts are sufficient to dominate the Chinese market. In 2003, the Chinese government made Kingsoft office software the standard for various government branches. The decision in favor of Kingsoft, who had held a market share of 90 percent in the office software market in the early 1990s, demonstrates the government's preference for local companies, in spite of large investment by foreign companies.

That is, the statement in its original context is not intended to be a compliment to Kingsoft (the reverse is apparent). It's a minor statement in a lengthy discussion of Microsoft and other foreign companies. The context in which it is used in the topic may also give the reader the impression that it is a standard throughout the Chinese government. TEDickey (talk) 21:36, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Feel free to rewrite the article but I think a market share of 90 percent in the office software market in the early 1990s and at least standard for various government branches today gives this software notability. --Koifkoi (talk) 00:03, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

I don't think notability is at stake here; also I don't think we should be iffing or butting about what the book "really" meant. I'll just copy-paste from the citation into the article and remove dubious. --Sigmundur (talk) 04:42, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

mm, yes, I'm pretty sure about this. Wikipedia is not a reliable source but a directory of reliable sources. We should not interpret but quote, and let the critical reader go see the source for him/herself. Adding sources is the way to add interpretations. There is nothing dubious in whether the given source said what was quoted. --Sigmundur (talk) 04:50, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

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What does "WPS" stands for?[edit]

Just what does W.P.S. really means? It's never mentioned anywhere; yet it's obv an acronym of something. I'm mentioning because it reminded me of the old Novell's WordPerfect Suite. It's confusing if it's origins are not specifically stated; IMHO. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.56.118.152 (talk) 08:41, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

I've gotten in touch with WPS since 1995, 20 years around. At the early days, it was called KingSun Super-WPS 文字处理系统, where WPS is short for Word Processing Unit, an editor specifically designed for Chinese language working on a Chinese DOS layer. If you know how to read Chinese, you could read this article which I created and wrote by myself since 2010. If possible, I plan to translate it into English and publish here. Later time, when its place and market was taken place by Microsoft Office, it has different meaning, W for Writer (word), P for Presentation (powerpoint) and S for Spreadsheets (excel). Today WPS Office has no relation with yesterday's Super-WPS, old file format support has long been dropped off. In 1990s, its name might be resemble to WS (Word Star), because Chinese language localised Word Star was popular before the appearance of Super-WPS. As to WordPerfect, even though similar name, few heard or even got in touch, without any relation to Super-WPS, no matter from the design or operation methods. Fairnessfighter (talk) 22:41, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

WPS was initially short for Word Processing System, or software system for processing Chinese words. GoldenQR (talk) 01:21, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

"WPS"[edit]

Where did it get this name? This needs to be included.174.3.125.23 (talk) 08:23, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

"The name of WPS is an acronym for Writer, Presentation and Spreadsheets." http://www.ksosoft.com/office/354-wps-office-and-wps-extension.html#.Uz3N4VeNHIU --185.44.151.163 (talk) 21:10, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Currently, as I read, the section Pre-history has already mentioned where it get that name. GoldenQR (talk) 01:26, 2 September 2015 (UTC)