Fonts (was Re: [etoys-dev] Wording in Clouds)
bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Jul 31 13:01:07 EDT 2009
On 31.07.2009, at 18:53, K. K. Subramaniam wrote:
> On Friday 31 Jul 2009 9:49:29 pm Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>>> $ squeak -help | grep UTF
>>> -pathenc <enc> set encoding for pathnames (default: UTF-8)
>>> -textenc <enc> set encoding for external text (default:
>> 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.
> All major Linux distros have settled on UTF-8 as default encoding
> for text
> files. Isn't it time we switched too? It could help flush out
> encoding bugs in
> Squeak code. CJK locales can use textenc overrides (or this could be
> set in
> the startup code).
One issue is that interpreting any file as utf-8 is not binary-safe.
When I wrote we interpret as latin-1 this actually meant we do no
converting at all, the bytes in the file correspond directly to a
character in the file view. After all, this is not a text file editor.
- Bert -
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