At 1999-11-02 07:52, Marco.Cimarosti@icl.com wrote:
>Ashley Yakley's approach as seen by an end-user perpective:
>"I have an UTF-8 file that I can edit even with good old VI (however, the
>Chinese characters in it look like garbage). When I tried to load it with
>AshleyEdit 1.0, it broke with an exception.
Actually, it would say "this is not encoded in UTF-8" or somesuch. Very
similar to getting a "this archive is corrupted" when trying to
decompress a bad zip file.
>I don't have time to loose with
>your bugs, so I won't use that program anymore!"
>Note: in all cases, the "UTF-8" text file was actually a *GB* text file, so
>the bug was actually in the end-user's head, as you will try to explain
My program would tell the relevant truth. There's not much more it can
-- Ashley Yakeley, Seattle WA Almost empty page: <http://semantic.org/>
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