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Encoding documentation
« on: August 03, 2016, 07:06:14 pm »
The documentation on Encodings in slick is pretty slim.
The Encoding page offers a little descriptive text for the Auto options, but very little on what exactly the others are (such as Text, vs Text sbcs/dbcs, or Binary vs BInary dbcs).

Also, seems a little out of date - since Slick seems to now support fixed-fonts in unicode. I'm not sure about the tab thing.

Unicode Limitations
The following is a list of Unicode limitations:

Proportional font tab character expansion is not yet supported. Since Unicode support requires the use of proportiona fonts, tab expansion is not fully supported.


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Re: Encoding documentation
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 07:17:08 pm »
Tabs are not quite right for Unicode yet. The tricky part with fixing it is how to do it without breaking a ton of existing macro code. That's the real issue.

There's no such this as a fixed font when you're editing Unicode. The check box for fixed font may have been selected. You may think you are using a fixed font. I promise you there is no such thing. Proportional font calculations are done on these so called fixed fonts.

We will take a look at the encodings docs. These Binary and Text encodings are pretty new.