Unicode revisited, this time with htmlText

Klaus Major klaus at major-k.de
Wed Nov 19 15:00:37 CST 2003


Hi Alex,

>
> On Nov 19, 2003, at 11:44 AM, tuviah snyder wrote:
>
>> Right and the htmltext will also be displayable in all browsers.
>
> Everyone, I was recently puzzling over trying to display html in a 
> field. The file I'm trying to display is some English text, XHTML, 
> UTF-8 encoding. What steps would I take? I would have to charToNum and 
> make html char entities for every char in the document?
>
> Since Rev's preferred unicode format is UTF-8,

Who told you so or where did you read this?

The dox are quite "neutral" about this ;-)

> I was expecting I could just put the file into the htmlText of the 
> field, but alas I tried it and it looks like Japanese Kanji or 
> something.

Try saving with UTF16 encoding, work here for me (with TextEdit on OS 
X)...

In my experience UTF8 ALWAYS produces extremely "eastern" characters ;-)
when setting the htmltext of flield to that file...

Important hint -> use BINFILE:
...
set the htmltext of fld x to url"BINFILE:yadda.txt"
...

Hope that helps...

> Alex Rice <alex at mindlube.com> | Mindlube Software | 
> <http://mindlube.com>

Regards

Klaus Major
klaus at major-k.de
www.major-k.de



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