[TxMt] Double-byte character support

Sean Schertell sean at datafly.net
Thu Nov 24 08:23:37 UTC 2005

It is indeed a big old hairy wart on TM's otherwise beautiful face  
that it can't do non-western languages.  I only hope that by not  
happening "in the nearest future" Allan meant that it would be coming  
reasonably soon just not right away.

I know lots of folks here in Japan who would love to use TM but  
simply can't because of this.  Guess we'll just have to hope and wait.



On Nov 24, 2005, at 4:29 PM, Oli wrote:

> On Nov 24, 2005, at 3:16 PM, Kyle Barrow wrote:
>> I posted a bug report about TextMate basically not handling  
>> Japanese well at all but am wondering if anyone has had problems  
>> working with other double-byte languages or Arabic?
> TextMate doesn't use the standard OS text handling (so Allan can  
> make TM do more), so at present doesn't support double-byte  
> character display very well (and CJK input method not at all). You  
> can see a thread on this topic starting here:
> http://lists.macromates.com/pipermail/textmate/2005-September/ 
> 005520.html
> Allan's reply was:
> On 2005/09/12, at 21:42, Allan Odgaard wrote:
>> Sorry, but the required improvements to make it international are  
>> unlikely to happen in the nearest future (but they are on the to-do).
> You can search the email archives using site:lists.macromates.com  
> (the commox.textdrive.com archives linked to from the list sig  
> isn't being Googled apparently).
> peace - oli
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