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    Toruble with NotePad++

    Hello,

    Does anyone use Notepad++.? I'm currently using version 5.0.3 because I had trouble with 5.1.0 and 5.1.1. I got an error message about UTF-8 and then it disabled several plug-ins including the spell-checker. Has anyone experienced this and does anyone know a solution?

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    Chris (Hunt)

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    Re: Toruble with NotePad++

    Chris

    What program are you coding using Notepad ++?

    This is a common problem being discussed on the UserNet. Answers range from "There is no answer" to "convert to UTF-8 without BOM"

    BOM is defined as "The Unicode character U+FEFF, or its non-character mirror-image, U+FFFE, used to indicate the byte order, or its non-character mirror image, of a text stream. The presence of a BOM can be a strong clue that a file is encoded in Unicode." This is the rub as in Windows, editors will assume your document is ANSI. Even if you save the document as UTF-8, the editor will assume it is ANSI if no Unicode is present.
    Jerry

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    Re: Toruble with NotePad++

    Hi Jerry,

    Thanks for the reply. I use notepad for straight text files and for autohotkey (.ahk extension). I occasionally use it for editing html. I'm not getting this problem with 5.03 so something must have changed since then.

    Best wishes,

    Chris

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    Re: Toruble with NotePad++

    Starting with Notepad++ 5.1, it now a true unicode-compliant application. The upshot of this is any plugins must also be true unicode-compliant. Many of the old plugins are not and will no longer work with Notepad++ and will need to be updated to make them compliant.

    If you install Notepad++ 5.1 or later, it is best to remove all plugins from the Notepad++ plugins folder and let the installer add the handful of plugins that are compliant. The compliant plugins are included with the installer.

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    Re: Toruble with NotePad++

    Thanks for the clarification. Do you know if there are any plans to make the spellchecker unicode-compliant. As can be seen by the title of this thread I need it! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Chris

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    Re: Toruble with NotePad++

    Unicode plugins are being worked on, but I assume to push the issue, they have set the installer to default to the Unicode version. To go back to the ANSI version (and working plugins) go to https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.p...ckage_id=102072 and download npp.5.1.1.bin.zip . This file contains both the Unicode and the ANSI versions.

    1. Get Run Dialog by clicking start->run (Notepad++ should be closed).
    2. Copy this text PPDATA%Notepad++ into the text field of Run Dialog.
    3. Click ok. A folder named "Notepad++" will appear.
    4. Delete 2 files config.xml and stylers.xml then unzip the ANSI folder of the downloaded zip file and launch Notepad++.

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    Re: Toruble with NotePad++

    Thanks Tom, but I'll stick with the earlier version. I guess the main reason for upgrading is to make the program Unicode so upgrading and then going back to the ansi version seems a waste of effort. Actually, I've never found any real benefits to upgrading Notepad++ in my workflow. I'll wait until the Unicode version is fully implemented.

    Cheers,

    Chris

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