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DISPLAY SPECIAL CHARACTERS

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:48 am
by afreda
Hello,
my problem is that I can not display on the editor mode brief some characters. for example àèéùì.
How you can display them properly?
Thank you for your answers

FREDA Hannibal
ROME - ITALY

Re: DISPLAY SPECIAL CHARACTERS

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:44 pm
by jussij
This is not an easy question to answer as the display of the text depends on many factors including the text format, the code page and the font.

When it comes to text formats Zeus support the ASCII, UTF-8, or UTF-16 text formats.

So for example the àèéùì text could be ASCII with a special code page, or it could be UTF-8 or UTF-16. All three formats can be used to represent this text but each format will represent that text in totally differently manners.

My guess would be in this case the text is ASCII and is defined to use a particular European code page.

So for that text to display correctly you need to make sure the current font supports that code page.

What I would suggest is using the Options, Editor Options menu and in the Font panel, try selecting a different font.

Also try changing the Language selection as that option represents the different code pages.

Failing that, you could also setup Zeus to use UTF-8 (i.e. inside the General section of the document type) but if you do that and you are using Zeus as a programmer's editor then you also need to make sure you compiler supports the UTF-8 format.

Finally, for more information on fonts and text formats here is a good link: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/Unicode.html

Cheers Jussi

Re: DISPLAY SPECIAL CHARACTERS

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:27 pm
by afreda
Thanks for the reply. :-))
I solved it by changing the font to Courier New OEM and language from the options of the editor.
In this way the characters appear regularly. But you can not search them. For example if I want to look up the word menu, with the "u" stressed, the program can not find it.
I hope I was clear :-))
Thanks again !

Greetings
FREDA Hannibal

Re: DISPLAY SPECIAL CHARACTERS

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:04 am
by jussij
But you can not search them. For example if I want to look up the word menu, with the "u" stressed, the program can not find it.
This might be a bug in Zeus :?

If you send me a small text file that contains an attachment file that contains the stressed "u" characters that don't search correctly I'd be happy to take a look into this.

Note: It needs to be an attachment file and not just an e-mail message containing the text, pretty much for the reasons I described earlier ;)

Also in Windows what language setting are you running :?:

You can see this information using the Regional and Language Options found in the Control Panel.

My e-mail address is at the top left of this post.

Cheers Jussi

Re: DISPLAY SPECIAL CHARACTERS

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:04 am
by afreda
Hello,
as required sending the attached file containing the word menu with the letter accented.

Words are menù and utilità. The option language is Italian

Greetings
FREDA Hannibal

Re: DISPLAY SPECIAL CHARACTERS

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:40 am
by jussij
Hi Freda,

Thanks for sending through the test file.

Unfortunately I was not able to replicate the issues as for me the file loads, displays and searches just fine.

I also did a second test where I created a new Italian keyboard.

With this Italian keyboard active the two keys to the left of the Enter key now let me enter these characters:

àò

and the shift version of those two keys gives me these characters:

°ç

For me I have no trouble searching for any of those characters as shown by the image below:
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These are the font settings that I have configured:
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Cheers Jussi

Re: DISPLAY SPECIAL CHARACTERS

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:58 am
by afreda
It also works with the new courier and OEM but only if the speech is written directly on the document. If it was already present in the import of text files, the search fails. This is what I observed. So in my opinion there are no bugs by Zeuss.

Sometimes the forum displays a 503 error and can not be accessed.

Greetings :-))
FREDA Hannibal

Re: DISPLAY SPECIAL CHARACTERS

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:16 pm
by jussij
Sometimes the forum displays a 503 error and can not be accessed.
Since this is a phpBB forum, many spam engines know how to attack phpBB forums and as such they attack the forum with thousands of spam postings.

Now while this is a phpBB forum it has lots of hand crafted php code designed to stop those spam posting from getting through.

But even though the forum checks and kills spam it can't stop the thousands of spam attempts.

So when the forum is being hit by a spam engine there can be a slowdown.

But without those anti-spam efforts the forum would see many thousands of links to spam sites posted every day, so the good news is those anti spam measures are working :)

Cheers Jussi