Fonts (was Re: [etoys-dev] Wording in Clouds)

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Fri Jul 31 12:19:29 EDT 2009

On 31.07.2009, at 17:27, K. K. Subramaniam wrote:

> On Friday 31 Jul 2009 7:48:31 pm Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> On 30.07.2009, at 11:48, K. K. Subramaniam wrote:
>> This is expected since the file list does not use utf-8 by default to
>> interpret the file contents. Choose "view as encoded text" from the
>> context menu and select utf-8 there.
> Ouch! I get bitten by this every time. Thanks.
>> Are you suggesting we want to change the default encoding of text
>> files to utf-8?
> I thought this was already the default.

No, we default to, err, latin-1 nowadays I think.

> $ squeak -help | grep UTF
>  -pathenc <enc>        set encoding for pathnames (default: UTF-8)
>  -textenc <enc>        set encoding for external text (default: UTF-8)

This is the VM setting for the encoding of file names and the  
clipboard. This has nothing to do with the contents of files. The  
contents is not interpreted by the VM.

- Bert -

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