#453 exporter engine encoding problem

Neil Hodgson
SciTE (623)

when exporting files, all nation-specific characters
are exported incorrectly. to me it seems that the
exporter is aware only of ASCII characters and
assumes that any characters above first 127 are in
english code page (which is of course not true for
any non-english Windows).

interestingly however, the exporter also cannot
handle unicode encoded files with nation-specific
characters - ASCII characters are exported correctly,
non-ascii (nation-specific) are screwed.

it does not matter which output format you choose, it
does not work for all of them.


  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson

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    Not all nation-specific characters are exported
    incorrectly. There isn't much in the way of specific support
    for other character sets but much of the code works OK
    anyway. There is some checking such as the check for
    character set in the RTF exporter. I just exported a
    Hungarian file as RTF and Open Office saw the accented
    characters correctly. Exporting a Chinese translation file
    as HTML displayed in Internet Explorer correctly. It was
    also OK in UTF-8.

    There's more that could be done but its OK for my uses so
    I won't be working further on this. You could provide some
    examples to encourage others to make more cases work.

  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson

    • milestone: --> Bug
    • priority: 5 --> 3
    • assigned_to: nobody --> nyamatongwe
    • status: open --> open-accepted
  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson

    This issue is insufficiently specific since each exporter has different capabilities.