137132RE: UFT-8/16 help needed (How to set up Outlook 2010 / Vim 7.3 to have OutlookVim with Unicode (UTF-8) support?)
- Apr 8, 2013David Fishburn wrote:
> From Visual Basic code we are using CreateTextFile() with theI have not tried the above, but exporting a registry file on
> unicode flag turned on.
> This apparently writes out a file in unicode.
> We want to open this file in Vim, but can't really figure out
> what settings and command lines to use to successfully open
> the file.
> I am having a hard time with Google and Microsoft trying to
> determine when CreateTextFile() is used, what type of encoding
> is used on the file. I believe it has a BOMB and it might be
> Assuming this, I thought the following would be enough for Vim
> to open the file successfully:
> :set fileencodings=utf-8,ucs_bom,utf-16
> :e ++enc=utf-16 myfile
older Windows systems writes in an encoding where the above
(++enc=utf-16) does not work. The correct command is:
:e ++enc=utf-16le myfile
If your script runs Vim, it may be possible to use the -cmd
option to set the correct encoding (although for all I know it
would vary depending on Windows version!?).
My experience is that fiddling with fileencodings is generally
NOT satisfactory, and the default setting on Windows works fine
(I think you need the BOM first). The first two lines of the
_vimrc file should be:
and do NOT set fileencodings. The Unicode default will then
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