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Re: [TSVN] arabic support

From: SteveKing <stefankueng_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-11-30 15:16:33 CET

On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 09:00:36 -0500, Mark Phippard <markp@softlanding.com> wrote:
> SteveKing <stefankueng@gmail.com> wrote on 11/30/2004 03:34:03 AM:
> > The problem with files without BOM's is that you can't tell for sure
> > if they're UTF8 or not. There are some guessing functions available,
> > but they all fail under certain circumstances. That's why I haven't
> > implemented such a guessing function in TortoiseMerge and only rely on
> > the BOM's (the only thing that's 100% sure).
> Just a thought.. Is there something you could do in the UI of TMerge to
> indicate if you found the BOM's? Maybe something in the status bar to
> indicate the encoding you are using? I guess if you do not find them and
> you know that it is going to cause a problem, you could display a dialog.
> I am not sure how you would know that the BOM not being there is causing a
> problem though.

Well, if the BOM's are missing, then it's not dangerous in a way that
you might loose data - the worst thing that could happen is that your
eyes get hurt a little by the gibberish which is then shown. BOM's
missing means _only_ that the char are not shown correctly. They're
still stored correctly!


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