[TxMt] Re: unicode issue with QuickLook on Leopard
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Sun Jun 29 22:07:46 UTC 2008
On 29 Jun 2008, at 21:50, Vincent Noel wrote:
> I'm ashamed of answering to myself, but I thought maybe this had
> slipped through the cracks.
> Am I the only one with this issue, or am I doing something really
> stupid and obvious?
Sadly I find that some parts of the OS still assume stuff to be in
MacRoman¹ if not explictly told otherwise (and some stuff can’t even
safely be told otherwise, like pbcopy/pbpaste).
I’d encourage you to file an enhancement report with http://bugreport.apple.com/
-- Leopard has moved several things to UTF-8 (like osascript), but
some stuff is still lacking. Explictly tagging text files with
extended attributes to tell the systme that they are UTF-8 is IMO very
wrong, especially given that UTF-8 can be recognized with 99.999999%
certainty (so even if one disagrees about making it the standard
encoding, it can still be at least detected safely without mistakenly
treating e.g. a MacRoman file as UTF-8).
¹ Really the “system encoding” which for US/Western systems will be
MacRoman, a thing that comes from Classic.
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