Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#194 new enhancement

The text-encoding drop-down menu in the file dialog is confusing

Reported by: alms Owned by: gb
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: IDE Version:
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A user didn't understand the purpose of the text-encoding drop-down menu in the file dialog. This could be improved by adding a "Text Encoding" label to the left of the menu, by reducing the number of encodings shown on the menu by default, and by having the default menu selection be "Automatic." Text Edit does all three of these things.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by gb

Note that "Automatic" doesn't do a very good job of inferring actual text encodings (it's especially bad on Tiger), and that there's already CCL:*DEFAULT-CHARACTER-ENCODING*.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by rme

I had the idea that the user would select a set of encodings that he wanted to use from the Encodings preference pane (which is present, but disabled).

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