Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Handling Invalid UTF-8 in ZeroBUGS

Based on suggestions from users I have changed the way ZeroBUGS deals with invalid UTF8 code when loading source files. The GtkSourceView widget uses ustrings internally, and when passed single-byte strings will assume UTF-8 encoding and convert them.

In order to prevent accidents such as loading a binary file instead of a source file by the users, I had my UI reject outright any invalid UTF-8 text.

But it turns that sometimes this restriction is too strong, and I have added a dialog that asks before rejecting the file.

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