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Re: Copyright symbol

From: Bertalan Fodor (LilyPondTool)
Subject: Re: Copyright symbol
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 12:27:23 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20071031)

Utilities > Buffer options > Encoding


Father Gordon Gilbert wrote:

Thanks for the help, but I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT!  I'm not a geek, and although I understand UTF-8, I have never worked in hex, or even Latex.  (I did a bit of document editing in TeX about 20 years ago with my son's very close coaching, but that's it.)

What I need to know here (and it's not a big deal -- I have a workaround) is *if* I am in UTF-8 -- how to tell in jEdit, and *how* to put it into that mode if I am not.

Any help available?


On 16/01/2008, Risto Vääräniemi <address@hidden> wrote:
On Jan 16, 2008 12:24 AM, Father Gordon Gilbert wrote:
> I thought by virtue of the fact that I was using jEdit with LilyPondTool, it
> was already in UTF-8 encoding.  I looked throught the jEdit menus, and
> couldn't find anything to find out which characters I had, or how to change
> it.  How do I do that?

It seems that jEdit doesn't always "understand" that the file is UTF-8
encoded. I sometimes get some scary looking stuff when I try to use
accented characters. Usually this can be solved by adding the UTF-8
bit order marker (BOM) i.e. EF BB BF to the beginning of file using a
Hex editor. Not very elegant but it helps sometimes.


Fr. Gordon Gilbert
Penetanguishene, ON

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