character sets- missing feature?
alex at mindlube.com
Wed Oct 1 09:31:00 EDT 2003
On Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at 03:14 AM, Tuviah Snyder wrote:
> Yeah support for polish as a language will be in 2.1.1. So you'll be
> able to
> set the unicodetext of fld 1 to uniencode(sometext,"polish")
Tuviah, this will be superb- I beg you to implement it for 2.1.1. This
is the only capability that Rev doesn't offer for my current project.
But I believe the text encoding name will have to be passed as a
parameter, as Robert Brenstein notes. At least an optional
parameter.Unless you have an extremely smart encoding guesser. Even
TextEdit.app does not correctly guess the encoding this file with
ISO-8859-2, I have to pick the encoding manually. Cocoa has a pretty
good text encoding framework, so if it can't guess the encoding it must
be a hard problem.
For reference, I'm using Project Gutenberg, which has approx 8,000
files- the books are text files mostly with 7-bit ASCII, some with
8-bit ASCII. I think the 8-bit ones are where the ISO encodings come
There probably hundreds of files that have encodings other than the
ISO-8859 that Rev supports. Of those maybe a few are Unicode already,
but most are like this Polish file with various ISO-8859-x variants.
Alex Rice <alex at mindlube.com> | Mindlube Software | http://mindlube.com
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