accented characters

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Mon Dec 16 13:24:17 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2013-12-16 at 19:05 -0200, Tomaz Canabrava wrote:
> Most likely the document is in utf8 and we loaded with the latin1
> locale. Maybe we need to try to discover in which locale is the info
> written. 

We should NEVER read or write anything in latin-1. Everything is
supposed to be in Utf8. If we anywhere convert to latin-1 or any other
language specific locale, that's most likely what is causing the bug.

All strings are supposed to be Utf8. Period.


> Em 16/12/2013 17:39, "Dirk Hohndel" <dirk at> escreveu:
>         With the Europeans trying Subsurface 4 now, we are getting
>         reports that
>         it doesn't deal well with accented characters:
>                 I've dowloaded a dive, went to edit the notes to:
>                 Plongée de Noël
>                 Hit the save button and got that back in my notes:
>                 Plong�e de No�l
>                 That is with the 4.0 binaries, on a windows 7, english
>         install.
>         Another reporter now provided sample files
>         Any ideas? This is pretty bad for our friends in France :-/
>         /D
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