#488 Mode Property: Default Encoding

Alan Ezust

Python 3.x requires all files to be in UTF-8. I think it is also the default for XML and C++11.
There might be other programming modes that have a required encoding.

Adding it as a mode property and exposing it in the Global Options - Editing option pane would be nice, no?


  • Matthieu Casanova

    about XML I'm not sure as you can choose an encoding in the header.
    But I agree if the language require a specific encoding, a property would be a good idea.

  • Dale Anson

    Dale Anson - 2015-08-08

    If you add a property tag to the mode file, like this:

    <PROPERTY NAME="encoding" VALUE="UTF-8"/>

    Then the buffer will be loaded with that encoding. This is existing functionality, but isn't documented anywhere that I could find. The encoding will be visible in the Buffer options and the status bar, but not in the Global options. Is this sufficient for this request?


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