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  • yahalom
    ... Changing the system locale indeed solved all the problem including making the fixedsys work nicely with Hebrew. Thanks for the quick response and for
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 16, 2012
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      On Friday, November 16, 2012 4:21:11 PM UTC+5:30, Tony Mechelynck wrote:
      > On 16/11/12 10:17, yahalom wrote:
      >
      > > For some reason I have issues with seeing Hebrew by default with vim on my new window 7 computer. all other application works fine with Hebrew.
      >
      > > I installed vim73_46.
      >
      > > I tried to see what causes the issue comparing the new computer with the old one (where all works fine) and found that there are 2 differences:
      >
      > > 1. the default encoding on the old is cp1255 and on the new is latin1.
      >
      > > 2. the font on both is Fixedsys but on the old when I go to choose font the Fixedsys has a 'Hebrew' in the script selection and on my new machine it is 'western'.
      >
      > >
      >
      > > how can I make the fixedsys support hebrew or be hebrew in the script selection?
      >
      > > I installed on the windows font 'Fixedsys excelsior' but vim does not show it in the font selection. why?
      >
      > > why is the encoding difference ?(vimrc is the same)
      >
      > >
      >
      > > thanks
      >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      > The encoding difference means there is a difference in your system
      >
      > locale: on Windows it's in your "Country Preferences" (or something that
      >
      > sounds more or less like that).
      >
      >
      >
      > You can set the 'encoding' in your vimrc (preferably near the top of the
      >
      > file), I recommend UTF-8 which allows Vim to represent any possible
      >
      > 'fileencoding' in memory: the conversion is trivial (and any Vim
      >
      > compiled with +multi_byte can do it) for us-ascii, latin1, utf-8 (duh!)
      >
      > and any endianness of ucs-2, utf-16 and utf-32; for other charsets you
      >
      > need both a Vim version compiled with +iconv (on Windows, usually
      >
      > +iconv/dyn) and the "iconv" library (on Windows, iconv.dll or
      >
      > libiconv.dll) in some directory where Vim can find it. It is not
      >
      > distributed with Vim.
      >
      >
      >
      > You can set the font using the 'guifont' option. Vim can use only
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      > monotype fonts (fonts defined as having characters all of a single
      >
      > width). In my experience, the Courier_New font (which is maybe not very
      >
      > pretty, though IMHO prettier than Fixedsys) has a pretty good covering
      >
      > of encodings. When my "preferred" font hasn't got glyphs for the
      >
      > characters I want to see, that's the one I fall back onto.
      >
      >
      >
      > For details, see:
      >
      > http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Working_with_Unicode
      >
      > http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Setting_the_font_in_the_GUI
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Best regards,
      >
      > Tony.
      >
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      Changing the "system locale" indeed solved all the problem including making the fixedsys work nicely with Hebrew.
      Thanks for the quick response and for reminding me to double check the setting as I thought that this setting were already done.

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