Do you need native Unicode support in FAR Manager?

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Do you need native Unicode support in FAR Manager?

Poll ended at Thu May 19, 2005 7:47 pm

I need it very much!
11
61%
Yes, I do.
6
33%
I don't care.
0
No votes
No, I don't.
1
6%
 
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Do you need native Unicode support in FAR Manager?

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Do you need native Unicode support in FAR Manager?

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Post by Assarbad »

Oh yes, that would be great. Ever tried to view Russian/Chinese and English file names on the same system? :)

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it's definitly most feature wanted in Czech

Post by joejoe »

when file manager cannot copy or read any kind of file (in this case file in unicode) it's really big problem.

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the newest beta release

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the new beta release is cool, it shows correctly all hungarian capital letter!

...but there is one mistake: ű (alt+251) = √

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Post by KtW »

Yes this is a must have function to have expecially because competition is heavy (read Total Commander)

Maybe what's needed it's only a plugin that can instruct Far to use the system copy routine for example if you use Extended Menu for copying files you can attenuate this problem a bit...

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KtW wrote:Yes this is a must have function to have expecially because competition is heavy (read Total Commander)

Maybe what's needed it's only a plugin that can instruct Far to use the system copy routine for example if you use Extended Menu for copying files you can attenuate this problem a bit...
Well, for the time being you can use the BackgroundCopy plugin which can handle unicode names.

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Post by KtW »

One times i've remember I've tryed to use it...

...but I've not the same feeling then using FileCopyExt ;)

...Anyway I think it's time to reinstall that plugin and try again!

...Thank You

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Post by henrypijames »

The question is, what does "Unicode support" really mean? If it just mean FAR being able to access files with non-ASCII names, then by all means, it's long due. If it also means FAR supporting non-ASCII input in it's dialgs then there is a long way to go. Ever seen how f*cked up FAR looks if you set your default Windows encoding to something widebyte, like Japanese?

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henrypijames wrote:The question is, what does "Unicode support" really mean? If it just mean FAR being able to access files with non-ASCII names, then by all means, it's long due. If it also means FAR supporting non-ASCII input in it's dialgs then there is a long way to go. Ever seen how f*cked up FAR looks if you set your default Windows encoding to something widebyte, like Japanese?
By unicode I mean everything.
And actualy FAR even in its current state can work in a unicode console, and show Japanese, here some examples
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Post by henrypijames »

Very interesting. What encoding does that system shown above use for non-Unicode applications (sometimes known as "default encoding")? Or how else did you get this "Unicode console"?

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You just need to use a TrueType font for the console, like Lucida Console.

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Post by henrypijames »

Lucida Console is exactly the font I use, but I still don't see any CJK characters in filenames (they appear correctly in Windows Explorer, of course).

I have English US as default encoding (codepage 437).

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henrypijames wrote:Lucida Console is exactly the font I use, but I still don't see any CJK characters in filenames (they appear correctly in Windows Explorer, of course).
You won't see them as FAR doesn't yet handle unicode filenames.

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Post by henrypijames »

t-rex wrote:You won't see them as FAR doesn't yet handle unicode filenames.
I know, but I want to see them at least in the Windows console (command shell), as shown in the screenshot above.

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It supposed to work as far as I know, but only in Windows NT/XP/2000.

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