[Proj] More Unicode etc.

Gerald I. Evenden geraldi.evenden at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 20:57:01 EST 2009

On Tuesday 09 June 2009 3:37:20 pm support.mn at elisanet.fi wrote:
> I have included a simple text file decode in different (Windows) formats.
> "Test file: abcdöäå<CR><LF<CR><LF>"

I grabbed the above line and see below.

> Hex dump is done by
> http://nobodysoft.com/

"hd" below does much the same thing and is part of the Linux distribution.

I copied your test "file" above and:

gie at charon:~$ echo "Test file: abcdöäå<CR><LF<CR><LF>" >foo
gie at charon:~$ cat foo
Test file: abcdöäå<CR><LF<CR><LF>
gie at charon:~$ hd foo
00000000  54 65 73 74 20 66 69 6c  65 3a 20 61 62 63 64 c3  |Test file: abcd.|
00000010  b6 c3 a4 c3 a5 3c 43 52  3e 3c 4c 46 3c 43 52 3e  |.....<CR><LF<CR>|
00000020  3c 4c 46 3e 0a                                    |<LF>.|
gie at charon:~$

where the string between "s in the first line was from a <ctrl>v

The above is *exactly* the way it appears on my console except that the font 
et al. of the Kontact mailer changes the image of a KDF console display.

The string edits and displays just fine in Linux editors vim and kate---local 
editors that come with the OS.

> UTF-8
> 00000000 54 65 73 74 20 66 69 6C 65 3A 20 61 62 63 64 C3 Test file: abcd.
> 00000010 B6 C3 A4 C3 A5 0D 0A 0D 0A
> Text file formatting is done by EditPlus:
> http://www.editplus.com/

Looks somewhat like a copy of vi/vim---I have been using vi since the 80s.  
Also KDE's kate does much the same.  All part of a Linux distribution.

> I am sure that if the reader does not have any internal support for
> different encodings, the proj-4 reader will most propably fail. The
> EditPlus scanner can detect the coding just by looking into the text file.
> Also the Windows Notepad editor can detect these different text file
> formats.

I doubt it, at least under Linux.

> Janne.

What OS are you using?  That dark-age M$?  Oh yes, "notepad."

My deepest sympathy.  And how much did you pay for M$?  Tsk, tsk.  When will 
people learn?

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due
to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
-- Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) British psychologist

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