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standay
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UTF8

Post by standay »

What is the simplest way to load a file with specific encoding? On most editor components I use I can do it this way:

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memo.Lines.LoadFromFile('test.txt',TEncoding.UTF8);
What I did with the SRichView was this:

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  ms := TStringStream.Create('', TEncoding.UTF8);
  ms.LoadFromFile(FileName);
  ms.Position := 0;
  SRichViewEdit1.ActiveEditor.InsertText( ms.DataString );
  ms.Free;
That works but is there some easier way I'm missing?

Also, is there a way to make opening and saving text files as UTF8 default?

Thanks!
Sergey Tkachenko
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Re: UTF8

Post by Sergey Tkachenko »

The simplest way is to specify 65001 in the CodePage parameter of the text loading methods.

Loading:

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  RichViewEdit1.Clear;
  RichViewEdit1.LoadText(FileName, 0, 0, False, 65001);
  RichViewEdit1.Format;
Inserting at the caret position:

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  RichViewEdit1.InsertTextFromFileUTF8(FileName);
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  RichViewEdit1.InsertTextFromFile(FileName, 65001);
standay
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Re: UTF8

Post by standay »

Thanks Sergey, I'll give this a try later today.

Yes, all these worked, thanks. Also used:

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SRichViewEdit1.ActiveEditor.InsertTextFromFile(FileName, TEncoding.UTF8.CodePage);
Which works too.
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