Re: UTF-8 character encoding
- Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:30:25 -0700
- From: L A Walsh <cygwin@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: UTF-8 character encoding
So... keep it simple, set
and use vi or something else that comes with cygwin to create the file
and I'll have a file with UTF-8 character encoding - correct?
The first 127 characters of UTF-8 are identical to the
first 127 characters of ASCII, and latin1 and iso-8859-1.
If you don't use any characters that need accents or special symbols,
then nothing will be encoded in UTF-8, because its only
the characters OVER the first 127
(see chart @ http://www.babelstone.co.uk/Unicode/babelmap.html).
The site also has a sw util (http://www.babelstone.co.uk/Software/BabelMap.html),
that displays and helps config fonts
to display all the characters in unicode, though it hasn't
been updated to the changes that came out last month or so
It's a cool little, *free*, utility...though if you find it useful
you can always send in your registration.
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