#599 default enable insert as unicode

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2013-11-17
2013-11-17
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from a mail:

The default input method inserts into the source file the “old” special
characters such as \’{a}; the source file then looks as this (never mind if the
text is a sample Italian non sense sentence; it simply contains all the accented
vowels of that language, but of course the same applies to a sentence in any
language that uses diacritics):
La citt\‘{a} \‘{e} cos\‘{i} bella perch\’{e} \‘{e} pi\‘{u}
pulita e perci\‘{o} \‘{e} pi\‘{u} vivibile.
But using the UTF-8 encoding, and therefore the specification
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} the same sentence might be input as:
La città è così bella perché è più pulita e perciò è più
vivibile.
Of course this can be solved with the AdvancedEditor settings “Insert
Symbol as Unicode, but I would suggest that this should be the default
setting; I myself discovered it only after your last message; after that I had
the occasion to tell all people I know that use TeXstudio; nobody among my
acquaintances had got that point; evidently I was not the only distracted
TeXstudio user.
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Of course if you use a “national” keyboard the second input is readily
available from the keyboard keys, but if the user has to input some foreign
words, s/he has to use either (a) the sidebar facilities, or (b) the computer
“Character Table”; the former method, without the advanced settings, yields
an almost unreadable input; the latter is very slow to use. Take the example
of the Rumanian word “învă ământ” that will appear in the source file as
\^{i}nv\u{a}\textcommabelow{t}\u{a}m\^{a}nt, absolutely unreadable!
My first suggestion therefore, as I says before, is to change the Advanced
Editor settings so that the Unicode character selected in the menu corre-
sponding to the á icon of the sidebar is entered into the source file directly.

[=> insert text symbols as unicode, insert math symbols as latex command]

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