Proper Text Returns Mac -> Win ?
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Fri Nov 14 14:09:01 CST 2008
Scott Rossi wrote:
> I'm sure this is ridiculously easy, but am wondering if anyone can explain
> to me how to generate a simple text document on OS X that has return
> characters which read properly Windows. I've tried replacing return
> characters with different values, writing as binary (binfile) data instead
> of file, and still the text refuses to wrap properly on Windows. My dumb
> workaround wound up being to physically copy and paste text into a Win text
> What am I missing?
Remember that Mac and Unix use a single character, but Windows uses two:
Mac: carriage return (ASCII 13)
Unix: line feed (ASCII 10)
Win: return followed by linefeed
Internally, the Rev engine uses the Unix convention (ASCII 10), which is
confusing since it also uses "CR" as the mnemonic for that, which isn't
accurate (but at least makes it easy to port scripts from HC).
So this should work:
replace CR with CRLF in tMyData
put tMyData into url ("binfile:Somefolder/Somefile.txt")
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