Re: [code] Problem with _CHARSET in Windows

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 18:16:25 -0500 (EST)

Hi Giovanni,

On Tue, 7 Feb 2017, Giovanni Salmeri wrote:

> Dear Mitchell
> I am afraid I have stumbled upon some problems linked to the charset in
> Windows (W10, English American). These are the facts:
> 1. _CHARSET is set to CP1252. But in fact the filesystem apparently use
> Unicode for the filenames
> 2. If I try to save a document with a filename with (for example) greek
> letters, these are transformed in dots and there is a message of
> conversion failed in core/ui.lua:125
> 3. If I open TA with a document, and later I try to open another file
> (with a type associated to TA) with an accented letter in
> its name, by double-clicking in the file manager, TA crashes
> Tell me if I can help in some way.

Thank you for the report. I will test this on my Windows box when I get
some time and let you know.

Sorry for the trouble :( Filesystem encodings can be pretty tricky to get
right. Thanks for your patience.


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