[REQ] Charset support in text.datatype/textclip

A forum for general AmigaOS 4.x support questions that are not platform-specific
Post Reply
Posts: 552
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:05 am

[REQ] Charset support in text.datatype/textclip

Post by chris »

Please can text.datatype be updated to support different character sets and UTF.

IFF has a CHRS block which is used sometimes for FTXT and clipboard content. However, MultiView ignores this and always displays in the local charset. It would be useful to be able to use MultiView to check clipboard text which has been stored in UTF-8.

Also textclip.library/handler should be respecting the character set and passing this on to applications or automatically translating to the local character set for apps that do not support this feature.
User avatar
Posts: 401
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:54 pm
Location: Czech Republic

Re: [REQ] Charset support in text.datatype/textclip

Post by trixie »

The entire datatypes system could use an overhaul, couldn't it? And more extensive documentation would come in handy as well.
The Rear Window blog

AmigaOne X5000 @ 2GHz / 4GB RAM / Radeon RX 560 / ESI Juli@ / AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition
SAM440ep-flex @ 667MHz / 1GB RAM / Radeon 9250 / AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition
Post Reply