[PD] Ubuntu Linux to Mac OSX Question

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Thu May 19 21:51:22 CEST 2011

On Wed, 18 May 2011, Brian Shepard wrote:

> Funs, that’s it! Forcing Textedit to save with UTF-8 did the trick! Thank you so much!!!

So, which format had you used before, instead ?

If a file starts the UTF-8 BOM-code (EF BB BF in hex) it will cause "#N" 
to not be recognised, because it's parsed as 5 bytes instead of 2 (the 
3-byte header will be counted as being part of the #N).

In a text file format that uses BOM, you can circument this problem by 
skipping a line or inserting a space before #N.

If the #N receive-symbol can't be contacted for a 'canvas' message, then 
the #X receive-symbol won't get registered, causing the other error 
messages. however, a subpatch declaration will suppress this message until 
the subpatch ends, because then, '#N canvas' will be correctly read, 
registering the receive-symbol #X, and '#X restore' unregisters #X.

I think that your default text format was already UTF-8, but with the 
3-byte BOM header, instead of the usual headerless format.

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