Margin Norb�ck wrote:
> I am new to this list. I just discovered the fabulous filecharcode
> feature of vim 6.
> I would love to bugtest, and patch vim, especially the UTF-8 features.
That is very welcome. I have implemented most of this, but I don't use it
myself (other than a few simple tests). I'm currently working on recognizing
the BOM (mostly for MS-Windows, which uses it for little-endian UCS-2 files).
> I have question as well :)
> I am into translating .po-files, and some of them are in iso-8859-1
> format and others are in UTF-8 format.
> To know which format they are in, you have to look through them, but
> setting the filecharcode option only affects reading and writing, and by
> the time I know the charcode, the file has already been read.
> Is there a smooth way to fix this (apart from rereading the file?)
> Setting filecharcodes=utf-8,latin-1 works partly, but I want to use
> utf-8 even if the .po-file is not correct UTF-8, if the charset header
> of the file says it is UTF-8.
Hmm, the automatic detection is based on the idea that if it's not correct
UTF-8 then it's Latin-1.
You need some way to tell Vim which 'filecharcode' to use for this file.
Since you want to get this information from the file itself you have a
chicken-egg problem: You need to read the file to see how to read the file.
I think you can only solve this by forcing the file to be read with
'filecharcode' empty, thus reading it as UTF-8, and then use a BufReadPost
autocommand to read the file again in latin-1 if it's needed (e.g., when you
match a pattern in the first ten lines). Something like this (untested!):
:au BufReadPost *.po if getline(1) =~ "ISO_8859-1" |
\ edit ++cc=latin-1 | endif
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