Re: character encoding in .desktop files
- From: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- To: Darin Adler <darin bentspoon com>
- Cc: gnome-hackers gnome org
- Subject: Re: character encoding in .desktop files
- Date: 24 Aug 2001 17:46:47 -0400
Darin Adler <darin bentspoon com> writes:
> How can we change .desktop files to use UTF-8 encoding? What encoding do they
> currently use? What compatibility concerns will there be if we change the encoding
> between GNOME 1 and GNOME 2?
Check out the desktop file spec on freedesktop.org; they are currently
in Legacy-Mixed encoding, should be in UTF-8. They can be changed one
at a time.
To convert, I would suggest:
- make sure the GNOME 2 .desktop code always saves in UTF-8
- load them using that code, which should convert to
UTF-8, then save them again
We can write a small utility program that does this.
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