[PD] text files, character mapping, PD & GEM Text
timon at sosolimited.com
Fri Jan 5 12:44:23 CET 2007
Hi, just thought Id share this.
Ive been faffing around some time to get the correct character
mapping from a loaded text file into GEM text objects. Im on OSX so
this might not be applicable on other platforms. Anyway, a UTF-8
formatted text file will give the right character mapping into pd
(even japaneese characters). Sadly they wont map correctly into GEM
text objects, only the basic ascii. A Windows Latin 1 (1252)
formatted text file (with its limited 256 characters) gives the right
character map into PD and GEM text objects.
What I found particularly confusing is that special characters such
as Ü or Æ from the UTF-8 format file displayed correctly in PD, but
would not map correctly in GEM. The same characters, Ü and Æ, from
the Windows Latin 1 format file showed the same characters in PD
while mapping them correctly in GEM.
So, in case anyone else have been stuck with this.
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