[PD] textfile strangeness

Thomas Mayer thomas at dergrossebruder.org
Sat Oct 28 16:24:59 CEST 2006

timon wrote:
> Hi, Im a bit confused by the texfile object. When I read from a
> textfile, characters outside the ascii standard seems not to be
> supported (replaced by the square). But I can write a textfile, or at
> least send those characters outside of ascii standard to the text
> object. And here is the strangeness, the written text file contains
> totally messed up character maps (ç is placed as Á etc.). Any reason for
> this?

This sounds like Pd is writing files as utf-8 while your editor uses
some other character encoding like iso-8859-1.

cu Thomas
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