36785Re: Extended ASCII characters garbled in Vim 6.3b [Win32 console]
- Jun 3, 2004Bram Moolenaar <Bram@...> wrote:
> Antoine J. Mechelynck wrote:Hmm. As long as I don't hide buffers, I don't feel the confusion; but I
> > Are you sure it's 1252? When I set 'enc' to "utf-8" in gvim, then do
> > ":view ++enc=cp1252 upascii.txt" (the file I sent with my previous
> > post), then "setl fenc?" the answer is "cp437"... Apparently, when
> > told to use code page 1252, gvim uses 437 instead.
> If you have already opened a file, then another edit command will use
> the same buffer. You can't have two buffers for the same file (that
> would be very confusing).
suppose it would be confusing to Vim, inasmuch as the "identity" of a buffer
lies in its name. I just thought of displaying, how shall I call it? ("view"
is already a Vim technical term) two different "aspects" of a file in a
single instance of gvim, which can be done in other circumstances, like
left-to-right vs. right-to-left, and IIRC folded vs. unfolded. Well in any
case, the workaround isn't hard to find (use ":saveas to copy the file,
giving the buffer a different name; then reopen the original file in
split-wndow with different options).
>That is obvious in retrospect.
> Perhaps a warning about the "++enc" argument being ignored would be
> appropriate? It's confusing, because when you do the same command
> again while already editing the buffer, the buffer _is_ reloaded.
> That's because you indicate you want to re-edit the file.
>I suppose this latter option can certainly be used if the buffer in question
> Another possibility would be to reload the file, so that other windows
> show the buffer also with the new encoding. This is then only to be
> done if the "++enc" argument differs from 'fileencoding'.
is not displayed in a window other than the one where the file is to be
newly displayed (e.g., if it's hidden). What to do when the buffer /is/
displayed in another window is less clear to me. If the current behaviour is
kept unchanged, then I suppose a note in the help (under ++opt and maybe
elsewhere) would be in order. But maybe reloading the file (with the usual
caveats about "abandon") would be the thing to do -- less confusing, as you
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