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Old 09-02-2005, 08:56 AM   #1
joaquin_win
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Wich encoding for shared documents?


Hi,

I have fedora core 4 and WinXP running in my pc. I've been trying (with no luck) to determine wich encodig that should be used to write files in linux so that if I open it in Windows it keeps the special characters (áéí...), and the other way too (any file edited in windows can be opened in linux without losing the special characters).

What has to be done?

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Old 09-02-2005, 09:36 AM   #2
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I would go for utf-8 or latin-1.

But it really depends on what programs you are using and what do you do with your texts.

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Old 09-02-2005, 10:22 AM   #3
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Mostly text files and openoffice files...

How can it be done? Where can I set de default encoding in linux and in Windows?
 
Old 09-02-2005, 10:55 AM   #4
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Openoffice files should be interchangeable without any tinkering (I haven't tried, though).

With ASCII files, it depends on the text editor. In emacs, C-x RET f lets you change the econding. I am sure, all the current editors have a way to change it. What editors are you using?

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Old 09-02-2005, 02:57 PM   #5
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KDE text editors (kate, kwrite...) they have a list to select the encoding... Ideally I wish that when opening a file the encoding would be the right one...
 
  


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