Latin-1 encoding (iconv-related stuff?)
I would like to use vim to edit latin-1 or utf-8 encoded files, but no matter what i try, vim obstinately reads/writes the files using MacRoman characters.
This is a repost of a complaint i made quite some months ago. Can anyone clarify what is the current state of Carbon Vim's character encoding abilities with respect to European languages like French?
Stuff posted to the list sounds really encouraging, but when i try compiling on my own (6.1.118 plus the MURAOKA patches), i get no improvement (a worse, a gvim that dumps crud in the .viminfo). The most recent vim (6.1.141 presumably also using the MURAOKA patches) off http://macvim.swdev.org/OSX also does not seem to be working better.
What i'm hoping is that Vim has actually improved in it's abilities, and it's simply something i'm doing wrong. Here is what i have:
I think i'm in the same boat as Sebastien PIERRE, that is, forced to use the X11 version until things get better.
So what's the situation? Is this being looked at? Is it working and i'm just doing something dumb?
Thanks very much! Looking eagerly forward to a usable Vim
PS: Heh, all this mucking around just because i wanted to work on my CV today :-)
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- Le dimanche 18 août 2002, à 08:51 PM, the shrubber a écrit :
> I think i'm in the same boat as Sebastien PIERRE, that is, forced toWelcome on board ;)
> use the X11 version until things get better.
For me the easiest solution would be to make a Vim version that uses
libiconv when it is installed, until Muraoka San has finished writing
its MacOSX-specific iconv-like function. This would be like a
transitional solution until the new encoding support functions work
«Il vaut mieux suivre une voix stupide que l'on connait,
plutôt qu'une intelligente que l'on ne connait pas.»
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