• Feature (disable) request

    From Michiel van der Vlist@2:280/5555 to Golded team on Thu Mar 9 14:56:22 2017
    * Carbon copied to Max Vasilyev

    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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  • From Michiel van der Vlist@2:280/5555 to Golded team on Sun Apr 15 15:10:33 2018
    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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