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FromMichiel van der Vlist2:280/5555.0Date Write2018-05-26 16:40:10
ToGolded team0:0/0.0Date Arrived2018-05-26 18:10:27
SubjFeature (disable) request
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Hello Golded team,

This may only apply to the Windows versions...


When running Golded it does not use the active code page as set by the CHCP
command, but it uses the default code page that is active when the system is
booted up. In my case code page 850. If there is a way to run it using another
code page, I have not found it.

This "feature" makes it difficult to write messages that use other characters
than those present in the default character set. In my particular case it is
difficult to write messages in Cyrillic. There is the possibility of using an
external editor, but this is cumbersome and normal text editors are based on
text written in lines separated by EOL markers. They can't deal very well with
the concept of "paragraphs" separated by CR, as used in Fidonet messages. Also
the external editor can only be invoked when writing messages, not when just
reading them.

I therefore request that this "feature" is disabled. Preferably configurable
for backward compatibility.

USEACTIVECODEPAGE Yes/No (default No)


Even more nice would be if the active code page could be set per group:


GROUP CYRILLIC
CHCP 866
member R50.SYSOP
member R46.SYSOP
member ru.binkd
XLATIMPORT CP866
XLATLOCALSET CP866
ENDGROUP

It would make writing in the language of my eastern friends so much easier if
there was an easy way to let Golded do CP866 on my system. And maybe the other
way around as wel.


Cheers, Michiel


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