Read file with accented characters ?

Zax zax at
Tue May 23 03:04:03 EDT 2006

Thanks Devin for your solution.
I have to say I don't know how to check the line endings in a safe way :(
For exemple, I could write
    if (numToChar(13) & numToChar(10)) is in it then
      put "win" into fileFormat
    else if numToChar(10) is in it then
      put "nix" into fileFormat
    else put "mac" into fileFormat
but it's not very safe because ASCII 10 can sometimes be found in Mac

> On May 22, 2006, at 1:29 AM, Zax wrote:
>> Hello Jan,
>> Tahnks for your help.
>> I tried the ISOToMac() function and it works well with BBEdit files
>> saved in
>> Unix/Win format... but it also converts standard Mac text files :(
>> So is there a way to know how the text file was encoded before
>> applied the
>> ISOToMac function ?
>> Something like:
>> open file myTextFile for read
>> read from file until EOF
>> If RevolutionTellsItsWinEncoded(it) then
>>     get ISOToMac(it)
>> else
>>     -- do nothing, don't translaste it
>> end
> Zax,
> The first thing that comes to mind is to check the line ending
> characters of the text file somehow. If lines end in LF (ascii 10)
> the file is *nix; if they end in CR (ascii 13) they are Mac; and if
> they end in CR+LF (ascii 13 + ascii 10) they are DOS/Windows. See the
> dictionary for the return, lf and cr constants for more information.
> Devin
> Devin Asay
> Humanities Technology and Research Support Center
> Brigham Young University


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