[wingide-users] File Encoding

Ken Kinder ken at kenkinder.com
Tue Oct 4 13:47:32 EDT 2005


Wingware Support wrote:

>We don't auto-write encoding comments because that could be annoying 
>w/ revision control systems and we felt it was too "magic" to do that 
>when people use the File Properties to set an encoding.  The Encoding 
>file property is there mainly so people can read files that don't 
>specify an encoding, especially on machines that have file system or 
>default encoding that don't match the file.  This is done by 
>right-clicking on the file name in the Project view.  Yes, this is a 
>bit obscure -- we eventually will add an encoding selector in the 
>file open dialog as well.
>  
>
Oh well Wing does more than I thought. I was kind of hoping for the
"magic" of writing the encoding hint at the top of the file, but it's no
big deal.


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