Ignore case

Ian Prietz
  • Ian Prietz

    Ian Prietz - 2010-07-15

    I am curious if there is a way to make Compare ignore case values in letters. I am using Compare to compare differences in email address lists, and it recognizes that 2 addresses are different if the only thing differing between them is the case value (upper versus lower).


  • Jean-sébastien Leroy


    There is no way to make Compare case insensitive for the moment. I will add this feature to my todo. list
    By the way, I wonder if email addresses are case sensitive or not ?


  • Michael Green

    Michael Green - 2011-07-25

    The local part of email addresses are case sensitive but that is so often ignored as to almost be a standard that they are case insensitive. http://email.about.com/od/emailbehindthescenes/f/email_case_sens.htm

    I'm just replaying to say that I have a similar situation where I am comparing files that are written in a case insensitive scripting language where a number of case changes has thrown off the comparison plugin with 2 syntactically identical (almost) files.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous - 2011-09-14

    Voting for "ignore case" option, would be very useful!

  • RgnKjnVA

    RgnKjnVA - 2011-09-26

    +1.   I'm a little surprised it's not in there already.

  • ardsouza

    ardsouza - 2012-02-09

    +1. Ignore Case is hugely useful in comparing files for languages that are case-insensitive like SQL.

  • Wooooo

    Wooooo - 2012-03-27

    @jsleroy, it's been 1 year and a half now … this 'case-insensitive comparing' is yet to come.
    1 other thing, 'encoding-insensitive comparing(e.g. same Chinese characters in diff encoding)', is it too much to ask ? :-)

    npp plugins are not open source, right ?


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