Re: [Clip] How to fix non-Ascii characters using NoteTab
- John Shotsky wrote:
> It amounts to opening the file in NoteTab in UTF-8 (no conversion)If that works, and I've just confirmed that it does, it certainly is a
> mode. That way, it doesn't throw away any characters.
better method than all that copying. For some reason, possibly my own
mistakes, I could not make it work consistently in the past.
> I think the gibberish will always be the same,Absolutely. The encoding of UTF-8 for all characters greater than 127 is
precisely defined. Whatever it may look like, the new feature of showing
you the byte value of single selected characters in the status line will
verify it. This is what makes my conversion from UTF byte sequences to
entities possible. As that works for ALL UTF sequences, not just those
known to you, it may be the best solution anyway.
I shall try to use the load as raw UTF more in the future. Shame one
can't make that setting the default.
- Hi Axel,
I've not been following this thread, but will throw out a couple of suggestions based on what I've read.
If you wish to use those fraction characters both for entering/ back converting into NTP or converting them into HTML, why not try MathML or LaTeX?
MathML may be a bit tedius, but it is appropriate for HTML form, and is readable as well as replaceable in any text editor.
LaTeX can be entered and converted into HTML using TeX4HT. It is also replaceable.
Again, since I didn't read most mails, I'm not sure if my suggestions would help.
Sent from my Lenovo ThinkPad
On Sun, 9/1/13, Axel Berger <Axel-Berger@...> wrote:
Subject: Re: [Clip] How to fix non-Ascii characters using NoteTab
Date: Sunday, September 1, 2013, 12:31 AM
John Shotsky wrote:
> I use EditPad Pro on an expired trial for working with
> When I open the html file with EditPad I can see these
> just fine.
That may well be the problem. That and some shenanigans
engages in with copying and pasting.
> I have taken the liberty of cc'ing your personal
> and have attached the html.
I have opened the html in firefox and a UTF UNaware simple
the first I see all characters and copying and pasting
from UTF to ANSI or an ASCII equivalent thus:
¼ cup flour
¾ cup milk
1/3 cup flour
The editors shows me the individual bytes the characters are
made of and
I can copy them to NT unchanged:
>Â¾</strong> cup milk</div>
>Â¼ cup flour</strong></div>
>â…“ cup flour</strong></div>
Running my own UTF script over them yields:
>¾</strong> cup milk</div>
>¼ cup flour</strong></div>
>⅓ cup flour</strong></div>
(Converting everything possible to cp-1252 = ANSI is on
Omitting those parts it would be even easier to make
There may be OS issues here too. Parts of eXPerimental are
might interfere. I'm using Win98SE, but I doubt
that's the difference.
(To try I'd need to install stuff first.)