Re: Setting encoding in Kate
- Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:16:16 +0300
- From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Setting encoding in Kate
On 06/09/17 15:53, Kevin Krammer wrote:
On Monday, 2017-09-04, 22:46:44, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
Is there a way to mark a file as using a specific encoding? Like some
string inside a C comment that Kate recognizes?
I think Kate does understand comments like this, I vaguely remember seeing
some for giving hints on intentation.
So I've checked my KDE source and found this
// kate: encoding utf-8
/* kate: encoding utf-8 */
It's recognized, but doesn't work. If I set:
/* kate: encoding cp 1252 */
on the first line of the file, then "Tools->Encoding" actually reflects
that, but the file is not shown correctly. It still shows solid blocks
for CP1252 characters.
Even worse, if I have that comment in the file and try to switch the
encoding manually (from and to CP1252), then Kate corrupts the file by
deleting the unrecognized "block" characters.