[PD-dev] pool files: UTF-8 encoding

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Nov 30 03:20:56 CET 2006

locales is the library and tool that handles that stuff, IIRC.   
You'll want to look into the env vars LANG, LC_ALL, etc.  I think  
that's supposed to be system-wide, but with all those grabbag distros  
based on the Linux kernel, you never know who implemented what and  
how in their bit.


On Nov 29, 2006, at 4:37 PM, Thomas Grill wrote:

> Hi all,
> trying to fix loading/saving of non-ASCII characters in pool files.
> In the future, text files will still be saved in the native  
> encoding, but XML will be UTF-8.
> Since i'm not very linux-savvy: I guess the default code table used  
> for PD patchers is the same as being used for the X-server, right?  
> Is there an API function to query this encoding and/or is there a  
> system function to convert from/to UTF-8?
> best greetings,
> Thomas
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