[texworks] texworks and encodings
daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri May 20 16:20:30 CEST 2011
where I work some departments have computer labs where they have windows
computers with miktex and of course texworks.
yesterday a student came to me with a problem.
TeXWorks can easily handle writing in UTF8 or say latin1. But if
TeXWorks is configured to save in latin1, and one attempts to open a
file written in UTF8, then TeXWorks jumbles the special characters and
cannot show them correctly.
Wouldn't it be possible for TW to detect the encoding and switch to that
encoding when working with this file.
We solved the problem by reconfiguring TW, but for a novice user, this
is not something they know about (most users do not understand the
concept of encodings)
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