Use UTF-8 for file reading and writing
Rather than rely on the "default" character encoding used on individual platforms, Morpho should explicitly read and write text files using UTF-8 character encoding. When non-determinate encodings are used across different systems, special characters (accents, tildes, umlauts, Chinese, etc..) can become garbled and misinterpreted. Using the same encoding for all Morpho reading and writing will mitigate these encoding issues.
Note: this does not address character encoding issues that arise from copy/paste actions from other systems that use non-UTF-8 encoding (i.e. Word).
#1 Updated by ben leinfelder almost 11 years ago
created a tag of the 1.8.1 code before committing the update to use UTF-8 across the board.
#3 Updated by ben leinfelder almost 11 years ago
Morpho now using UTF-8 for all reading and writing.
Additionally, special characters are not being escaped because we can encode them with UTF-8.
This does not:
Saving to Metacat (and the subsequent read) result in ????? for characters that should be, say, Chinese. This means (as I suspected) Metacat uses the default character encoding rather than explicitly using UTF-8.