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UTF-8 character encoding support for text fields [Solved]

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Hi all!

To improve support for international characters, it would be really nice if Cakewalk supported UTF-8 character encoding of all text fields. That way, non-English characters could be used by the user in text fields in the application.

Fields that I have found troublesome:

  • Track names
  • Take lane description
  • Track description in Inspector
  • Browser Notes

Below is an example of using Swedish characters "Γ₯ Γ€ ΓΆ" in Cakewalk. You can type them and save...

501792887_1Beforeclosing.png.cca84989222f2a5bb1bbb9876d11fb63.png


But after re-opening, they are turned to Klingon: πŸ˜‰

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Keep up the great work!

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2 hours ago, GreenLight said:

Hi all!

To improve support for international characters, it would be really nice if Cakewalk supported UTF-8 character encoding of all text fields. That way, non-English characters could be used by the user in text fields in the application.

Fields that I have found troublesome:

  • Track names
  • Take lane description
  • Track description in Inspector
  • Browser Notes

Below is an example of using Swedish characters "Γ₯ Γ€ ΓΆ" in Cakewalk. You can type them and save...

501792887_1Beforeclosing.png.cca84989222f2a5bb1bbb9876d11fb63.png


But after re-opening, they are turned to Klingon: πŸ˜‰

1555183637_2Afteropening.png.f91b8a81d8178dc952034febe84619e8.png

Keep up the great work!

@GreenLightΒ - what version of CbB / SONAR are you using?

I'm not seeing that issue with the latest CbB:

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@msmcleod Thanks for your test!

Oh, I'm sorry I'm still on 2020.01! I have been following the changes ever since closely and didn't recall seeing any changes about character encoding, but you guys surely must have done some improvements there.

Sorry to have wasted your time! πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ™‚

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26 minutes ago, GreenLight said:

@msmcleod Thanks for your test!

Oh, I'm sorry I'm still on 2020.01! I have been following the changes ever since closely and didn't recall seeing any changes about character encoding, but you guys surely must have done some improvements there.

Sorry to have wasted your time! πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ™‚

This may also be a Windows 7 vs Windows 10 thing - are you running Windows 10 ?

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6 hours ago, msmcleod said:

This may also be a Windows 7 vs Windows 10 thing - are you running Windows 10 ?

Yes, Windows 10 (version 1909). And so are you, judging by the blue mouse cursor "loading ring" in the animation? πŸ™‚

So then it's probably the newer Cakewalk version that fixes it?

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1 minute ago, GreenLight said:

Yes, Windows 10 (version 1909). And so are you, judging by the blue mouse cursor "loading ring" in the animation? πŸ™‚

So then it's probably the newer Cakewalk version that fixes it?

Maybe, but I can't see anything we've done since then that would suddenly cause this to work.

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Just now, msmcleod said:

Maybe, but I can't see anything we've done since then that would suddenly cause this to work.

I will upgrade to 2020.05 soon, after finishing an important project and will check again then.

Regional settings in Windows should not affect saving in applications, right?

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Just now, GreenLight said:

I will upgrade to 2020.05 soon, after finishing an important project and will check again then.

Regional settings in Windows should not affect saving in applications, right?

They might if the character set chosen is a single-byte character set.

AFAIK though, Windows 10 is all Unicode, so language settings just select your preferred code page.

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