vCard save file format binfile or file?

kee nethery kee.nethery at
Sun May 31 20:08:53 EDT 2020

> On May 31, 2020, at 4:56 PM, Bill Vlahos via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> If I just use URL file to save vCard files I will get different results on Windows vs Macintosh regarding CRLF. VCard files are text files.

UTF-8 files.

> The vCard standard requires CRLF as the line format regardless of which platform the data is being written in.


> LiveCode using the URL file command will write the file differently on Windows compared to Mac or Linux.

Sure do wish Livecode would let us declare what a “text” file return character or characters was for writing a file. Same as we do with itemdelimiters. Something like:

set linedelimiter to U+000D & U+000A

> I can build the variable for the vCard and use CRLF instead of RETURN for line endings.
> If I write the file using URL binfile format will it still be a text file that other programs can read?

if you give it a .vcf suffix it should work.


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