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Re: [Orgmode] Org Mobile Setting and file encoding

From: Chao LU
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Org Mobile Setting and file encoding
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 10:05:33 -0500

Hi Joost,

Thanks a lot, this helps, after I convert all the org files I have, then try Mobile org again, all the files could be decoded in MobileOrg now.



On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 2:33 PM, Joost Helberg <address@hidden> wrote:

whenever mobileorg fails loading the file and converting it into an
UTF8 string, the error message about encoding is presented.

The cause of your problem can be many things:
 - the file is incorrectly recognised as encrypted
 - the file is incorrectly recognised as not-encrypted
 - the encoding is not utf-8 and there are offending bytes
 - the parsing of the index file fails somehow

To make sure utf-8 is all you do, evaluate (in .emacs e.g.):

(prefer-coding-system       'utf-8)
(set-default-coding-systems 'utf-8)
(set-terminal-coding-system 'utf-8)
(set-keyboard-coding-system 'utf-8)
(setq default-buffer-file-coding-system 'utf-8)

Furthermore, make sure you try everything not encrypted.

Also, this helped with me, don't run the latest git org-mode against
production release mobileorg. Somehow my mobileorg on iphone failed on
the first lines of the index file. mobileorg on Android didn't fail

Good luck!

Joost Helberg

>>>>> "Chao" == Chao LU <address@hidden> writes:
 > Subject: [Orgmode] Org Mobile Setting and file encoding
 > From: Chao LU <address@hidden>
 > To: address@hidden
 > Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:54:49 -0500

 > Dear list,

 > I'm trying to set up Mobile Org, but there's some problem,

 > All my org files are placed in in ~/My Dropbox/org/org, as following:
 > -----
 > (defvar org-dir (concat Dropbox "/org") "org dir")
 > (defvar org-source-dir (concat Dropbox "/org/org")  "org source dir")
 > (defvar pub-html-dir (concat Dropbox "/org/public_html") "html dir")
 > (defvar org-mobile-dir (concat Dropbox "/MobileOrg") "org mobile dir")

 > Then I set Mobile Org like this:
 > (setq org-mobile-directory org-source-dir)
 > (setq org-mobile-force-id-on-agenda-items nil)
 > (setq org-mobile-inbox-for-pull (concat org-source-dir "/mobile.org"))

 > After org-mobile-push command, the agenda is generated, but in Mobile Org,
 > it could not be opened,
 > and the error message is bad file encoding, unable to detect file encoding,
 > please re-save this file using UTF-8.

 > So how could I figure out what the file encoding of my org files, and if
 > not, how to convert them (there's quite a bit) to UTF-8,
 > and in the future how to save the files automatically to UTF-8 with the
 > Chinese support?

 > The coding system is really confusing, thanks a lot!!

 > Chao

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