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Re: UTF-8 character encoding




On Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:09:59, Lee wrote:
> I'm looking at
>   https://cygwin.com/packaging-hint-files.html#pvr.hint
> and it starts off with
>   Use UTF-8 character encoding.
> 
> How do I do that and how do I check that I actually did use UTF-8
> character encoding _without_ using file?
[snip]

> I used vi to create both files & I'd like to understand why file says
> one is ascii & the other is utf-8

vim can tell you that in the statusline ...

:help statusline
:help encoding

Ask Google to help you with the details: GS: "vim show encoding in status".

E.g.

 - http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Show_fileencoding_and_bomb_in_the_status_line
   (Show fileencoding and bomb in the status line)

As an example:

set laststatus=2
"set statusline=...
set statusline+=\ en:\ %{strlen(&enc)\ ?\ &enc\ :\ 'x'}
"set statusline+...

Henri


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