2470Re: jumping to a character instead of byte
- May 3, 2008On 03/05/08 23:14, Derick Eddington wrote:
> I'm trying to figure out how to configure Vim so that ":goto X" will go":goto" will always count by bytes, but there's another way to do it:
> to character X not byte X. If I have an external thing (in my case, an
> interpreter) telling me I need to look at character X, when the file is
> in a multi-byte encoding (typically UTF-8), I need to be able to tell
> Vim to go to character X. How can this be done?
> I searched around for the answer but couldn't find it, so thanks for any
:set ww+=s ve=onemore
:exe "normal gg" . (char_number - 1) . " "
don't forget the space at the end. When doing it at the keyboard you may
type just gg then the number (one less than the desired character
number) followed by a space: "exe 'normal'" is not necessary in that case.
The ":set virtualedit=onemore" is necessary to count linebreaks (but
each of them as only one character even on Windows). That option value
doesn't exist in Vim 6 or earlier.
You can check the result with the Normal-mode command g Ctrl-G
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