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Re: UTF-8 as document default ?!

From: Leif Halvard Silli <hyperlekken@lenk.no>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 10:23:34 +0100
Message-ID: <47469C16.3090201@lenk.no>
To: Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr
CC: "www-amaya@w3.org" <www-amaya@w3.org>

Irene Vatton 22.11.2007 17:43: ­
> On Thursday 22 November 2007 16:45, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> > Irene Vatton 22.11.2007 16:04:   ­
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > The encoding of Preferences dialogue is used for new created documents.
> > > If you want to change the encoding of an existing document you have to
> > > use the Save as command.
> >
> > I did not ask for help to use Amaya.  I reported a bug - and proposed a
> > possible workaround. If you want to know more about the bug, please ask
> > about the things that was unclear in my message. Or try to find a PPC
> > Mac OS X machineso you can test for yourself.
>
> I'm not able to reproduce the bug with the last snapshot.
> What is your Amaya version?

We are two persons using the 9.99-3 PPC version for Mac OS X. My partner 
creates her texts in it, and all I know is that I frequently receive 
us-ascii encoded text made in Amaya, despite that the preferences are 
set to utf-8. And I also know that this is nothing new - but perhaps it 
was more frequent in the previous releases.

However, Amaya crashes a bit too frequently ... It might be that that in 
itself "defualts" it - or something. (A simply Copy command, when inside 
the cell of a Table, is all that is needed in order to get Amaya to 
crash.) And that is why I proposed making Amaya so that when it 
defaults, then it defaults to utf-8. Since it never defaults to 
ISO-8859-1, despite the fact that this is the «official» encoding 
default, but instead defaults to us-ascii, then my thought was that it 
defaults to US-ASCII because this is the first encoding in the files I 
mentioned. And thus I also proposed to turn that order. I understand 
that the encodings now is in logical order - US ASCII — ISO-8859-1 — 
UTF-8. But it should be just as logical to have UTF-8 on the top/first 
and US ASCII at the bottom/last.

However, I will try to see if I can find a pattern in when this happens.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 23 November 2007 09:23:54 UTC

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