Put URL into variable and textEncoding

Monte Goulding monte at appisle.net
Mon Feb 12 20:49:59 EST 2018



> On 13 Feb 2018, at 11:56 am, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> something more sensible


We already have:

open file for “utf-8” text

There was some discussion of implementing “file+<encoding>:/path/to/file” style urls to avoid having to use binfile and textDecode and manual line ending wrangling.

Also if there is a BOM then the unicode encoding can and is worked for file: urls and open file for text. It’s when there’s no BOM and no explicit encoding specified that the engine defaults to legacy native encodings.

Cheers

Monte


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