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[OT] Spanish Characters in Windows

Patrick Larkin-3
Hello -

A year or so ago, we had to transfer one of our Lasso servers from Mac to Windows.  

We post a lot of Spanish language HTML.  On the Mac, I used to be able to just copy and paste Spanish that was given to me into a webpage and it just worked keeping all the accents and special characters.

On Windows 2008 Server R2, the characters get replaced by crazy combinations of characters.  Is there something I need to do in Windows to make it work?  I’ve been stumbling through replacing characters with ASCII equiv codes but I have way to much text to do this any longer.  Is there a trick?



Patrick Larkin
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Bethlehem Area School District




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Re: [OT] Spanish Characters in Windows

Bil Corry-3
I'm not sure for Lasso 9, but in previous versions of Lasso, this is how
character encoding of files are interpreted:

http://www.lassosoft.com/Character-Sets-of-Lasso-Files

For your case, if you're saving files in UTF-8, then add a BOM and they'll
display correctly.  If you're saving in MacRoman (default Mac encoding),
then you'll either need to resave it into ISO-8859-1, or resave it into
UTF-8 with a BOM.

Or there may be other solutions too, hopefully others will chime in.

- Bil


On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 9:29 AM, Patrick Larkin <[hidden email]>
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> Hello -
>
> A year or so ago, we had to transfer one of our Lasso servers from Mac to
> Windows.
>
> We post a lot of Spanish language HTML.  On the Mac, I used to be able to
> just copy and paste Spanish that was given to me into a webpage and it just
> worked keeping all the accents and special characters.
>
> On Windows 2008 Server R2, the characters get replaced by crazy
> combinations of characters.  Is there something I need to do in Windows to
> make it work?  I’ve been stumbling through replacing characters with ASCII
> equiv codes but I have way to much text to do this any longer.  Is there a
> trick?
>
>
>
> Patrick Larkin
> Information Services
> Bethlehem Area School District
>
>
>
>
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Re: [OT] Spanish Characters in Windows

Patrick Larkin-3
Thanks.  Just a matter of saving with UTF-8 BOM encoding in Notepad++ in Windows.  Worked like a charm.  


Patrick Larkin
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> On Mar 12, 2018, at 12:53 PM, Bil Corry <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I'm not sure for Lasso 9, but in previous versions of Lasso, this is how
> character encoding of files are interpreted:
>
> http://www.lassosoft.com/Character-Sets-of-Lasso-Files
>
> For your case, if you're saving files in UTF-8, then add a BOM and they'll
> display correctly.  If you're saving in MacRoman (default Mac encoding),
> then you'll either need to resave it into ISO-8859-1, or resave it into
> UTF-8 with a BOM.
>
> Or there may be other solutions too, hopefully others will chime in.
>
> - Bil
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 9:29 AM, Patrick Larkin <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
>> Hello -
>>
>> A year or so ago, we had to transfer one of our Lasso servers from Mac to
>> Windows.
>>
>> We post a lot of Spanish language HTML.  On the Mac, I used to be able to
>> just copy and paste Spanish that was given to me into a webpage and it just
>> worked keeping all the accents and special characters.
>>
>> On Windows 2008 Server R2, the characters get replaced by crazy
>> combinations of characters.  Is there something I need to do in Windows to
>> make it work?  I’ve been stumbling through replacing characters with ASCII
>> equiv codes but I have way to much text to do this any longer.  Is there a
>> trick?
>>
>>
>>
>> Patrick Larkin
>> Information Services
>> Bethlehem Area School District
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Re: [OT] Spanish Characters in Windows

Jolle Carlestam-2
For future reference. This is the way to handle it in Lasso 8.X. For Lasso 9.X it is actually the reverse. Files should be saved as ITF-8 WITHOUT BOM.

:-)

HDB
Jolle

> 12 mars 2018 kl. 18:06 skrev Patrick Larkin <[hidden email]>:
>
> Thanks.  Just a matter of saving with UTF-8 BOM encoding in Notepad++ in Windows.  Worked like a charm.  


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Re: [OT] Spanish Characters in Windows

Jolle Carlestam-2

> 12 mars 2018 kl. 18:27 skrev Jolle Carlestam <[hidden email]>:
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> ITF-8 WITHOUT BOM

UTF-8...

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