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(152/207) 3002206 - Improve detection of Unicode encoded files

I use Unicode UTF-16 as the default encoding with JEdit and I understand that it is the one used by JEdit internally.

It is a little surprising that, if one tries to open a file encoded with just UTF-8, it be always wrongly decoded,
even with the 'Autodectect' option selected and UTF-8 included in the fallback and autodetection lists of the General Options / Encodings tab.

This is most annoying when trying to run any of the standard macros, as they all seem to be UTF-8 encoded:
They do not work until I save them with UTF-16.

I know that this is slippery ground, but perhaps there is room for some improvement.

Submitted fgracia - 2010-05-15 - 22:05:30z Assigned nobody
Priority 5 Category None
Status Open Group None
Resolution None Visibility No