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  • Auto-detect encoding priority strange?

    BC3 seems to prefer European encodings over others when auto detecting.

    I'm on a Japanese version of Windows XP and have a Shift-JIS encoded file. Using the "ANSI" encoding will correctly display the file (since the system's default code page is Shift-JIS). Using "DOS/OEM" or "Japanese (Shift-JIS)" will also work.

    BC3 however chooses "Turkish (Windows)" for one file and "Western European (Windows)" for another. (Both of which are correct in terms of there being no encoding errors.)

    I read in another thread that BC3 is using IE's encoding detection component(?) and there isn't much that can be changed.

    Could BC3 also offer the locale specific auto-detection that IE provides such as "Japanese (Auto-detect)" to deal with the dilemma in detecting encodings with similar character sets?

  • #2
    Yes, BC uses IE's detection engine. I'll look into the "Japanese (Auto-detect)" support, but that particular aspect isn't well documented, so I can't promise anything. Can you send the files that are misdetecting to support@scootersoftware.com so we can test against them?
    ZoŽ P Scooter Software

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    • #3
      If you are able to send example files, please also include a link back to this forum post in your email. Thanks.
      Aaron P Scooter Software

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      • #4
        Which version of IE and Windows?
        Internet Explorer Version: 8.0.6001.187021S
        Windows Version: XP Professional SP3
        (Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435 : Service Pack 3))

        Regional and Language Options:
        Language for non-Unicode programs: Japanese
        Standards and formats: Japanese
        Location: Japan

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