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Search replace list: UTF-8 support

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When you have a Search Replace List filter, the choice exists between using an External file or Using these values.

When using Find type = Perl, you can specify Enable UTF-8 Support.

Unfortunately, it would seem that UTF-8 support works only for External file, but not for Using these values.
At least, that's been my experience for a long while.

When I paste in characters beyond U+007F - it seems to treat the replacements as other than UTF-8.

Is this just me, or is this a bug?

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Re: Search replace list: UTF-8 support

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Hi David,

UTF-8 has never worked in either case.

I have examined the code for this, and in addition to allowing for Unicode filenames, I have changed the code to accept UTF-8 from an external file. UTF-8 from the grid still does not work - the grid does not display or store unicode correctly. This will be re-implemented in a future version soon.
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Re: Search replace list: UTF-8 support

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Thanks Simon.

That confirms it wasn't just me doing something daft. :wink:

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Re: Search replace list: UTF-8 support

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No! - there is lots of Unicode tidying up to be done.

I know you use the Standard version, but we have an 8.9 Pro Beta available - http://www.datamystic.com/textpipeprobeta.exe

The full release will be tomorrow if no big bugs are found - could you please check it out? Let me know what you think!
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Re: Search replace list: UTF-8 support

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Simon,

I've just downloaded it, so you can remove the link now.

Are there any adverse consequences for a Standard user trying out a Pro Beta ?

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Re: Search replace list: UTF-8 support

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That's actually a permanent link - it is an eval version. The secure area has a matching link for the beta version of the Pro (we don't do this for standard).

No adverse effects - but you will need to re-install your current Standard version after testing it out.
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Re: Search replace list: UTF-8 support

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Thanks Simon,

Doubt if I'll have time to try it out before next week, and by that time you'll probably have released it.

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Re: Search replace list: UTF-8 support

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True - going live with it now...
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