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Thread #135626   Message #3099553
Posted By: GUEST,Grishka
21-Feb-11 - 03:38 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Non-ASCII character display problems
Subject: RE: Tech: Non-ASCII character display problems
Joe and Max,

please tell us why you deem my summary of 18 Feb 11 - 12:25 PM too "complicated". Is it so incomprehensible that you do not want about it? Or do you fear it might not do the trick, and find my arguments (further above) incomprehensible or unconvincing? Or do you fear it will be too much work compared to the benefit? Or do you plan an implementation later, provided my claims hold water? Or are even better ideas on their way?

If we let the discussion sleep now, it is bound to start again from zero in a couple of months, as it did before. Since we do not really enjoy that, it would be a great relief to have some kind of Mudcat-official preliminary result, as specific as possible.
this is more complicated than I have time for.
We want to save time for all of us, and at the same time improve the quality of Mudcat considerably.

What I'd like first of all, is some way to copy text with distorted characters, paste it somewhere and convert it to the normal character set, and paste the corrected text back into Mudcat.
For this I wrote a tool for you, finished and tested. It can even correct the text you accidentally misconverted. To get started with it you have to invest 15 minutes. It will save you many many hours, nerves, and errors. If you fear it may not work or cause damage, see that CopyUnicode thread. Silver paper with it? Goldverschnürt sogar? Just ask.

Happy P-Day across the pond! Yes, we can.