Ticket #1440 (new defect)

Opened 22 months ago

Last modified 22 months ago

Padre Document change encoding (broken)

Reported by: bowtie Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: editor Version: 0.96
Keywords: encoding Cc: bowtie, daxim, dod

Description

retrospective ticket added for completeness

<dod>, I noticed that Padre Document info shows the encoding,
but that the change encoding (broken) only seams to change the documents encoding
type ( not quite sure the contents are converted correctly ) I think not at present
<bowtie> I was wondering whether we should be displaying
the document encoding in the status bar?
<dod> bowtie: regarding your question " I was wondering whether we should be
displaying the document encoding in the status bar? ".
I would not advise such a feature: finding the right encoding is often a guesswork.
For instance there are few differences between iso8859-1 and iso8859-15,
mostly char A4 is ¤ in the former and € in the latter
<bowtie> dod, thanks for the clarification
<daxim> padre does it wrong
 I would submit a bug report, but trac is gone
 so listen, and put it in the tracker yourself when it reappears
<bowtie> daxim, go ahead, I will add to my local trac
<daxim> in the open dialog, there is no facility for selecting the encoding,
because you use a shitty toolkit (Gtk) that doesn't even have that basic feature
 KDE text editors do it correctly: after the field for the file name,
you can select the encoding name in the open/save standard dialog
<bowtie> daxim, is this a gtk thing or a Scintilla issue
<daxim> so what? will you punt every bug resulting from the choice of toolkit?
<bowtie> daxim, i am interested in understanding the issue,
you obviously have a greater knowledge on this subject than I do,
more info please
<daxim> okay, I'll prepare a screenshot
<bowtie> cool

Attachments

gQlmR.png (13.9 KB) - added by bowtie 22 months ago.
example of kate file open save with encoding

Change History

Changed 22 months ago by bowtie

example of kate file open save with encoding

comment:1 Changed 22 months ago by bowtie

daxim
bowtie, I'm owing a screenshot from yesterday: http://imgur.com/gQlmR

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