Issue 59719 - text files should be save in Unicode by default
Summary: text files should be save in Unicode by default
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-12-23 16:48 UTC by js181096
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:35 UTC (History)
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Description js181096 2005-12-23 16:48:13 UTC
Text files should be by default saved in Unicode. I now know that I should use
Text Encoded, but learning this was wery painfull. Having to repair all my
natilonal character was the biggest disapointment with OO by now.

When I think about it I can not see any reason why UTF8 is not default now. I
would expect to be made to look for a way to definitively loose some of my work
(e.g. by having to choose ASCII while saving as Text Encoded).

BTW: The warning dialog before saving as text is not adequate, since it is
displayed always when I want to save something as Text file (even if nothing
will be lost) and most of normal users (and definitelly all new) will expect it
has to do with fonts sizes, colors, etc.
Comment 1 js181096 2005-12-23 17:02:00 UTC
Just notticed another reason: When I open .txt file (with UTF8 content) it will
be by default saved as Text, but not as Text Encoded. The default behaviour
should end with a user loosing any data.

Comment 2 michael.ruess 2005-12-23 17:18:00 UTC
Of course not a P1 issue.
Reassigned to requirements.