Diacriticals in Terminal windows and keyboard navigation

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23 Apr, 2012 01:30 PM

I ran into two issues with Path Finder's terminal windows:

Somehow, I can't get it to handle umlauts (like äöü pp.) correctly. No matter what Text Encoding I choose, umlauts are not displayed correctly. For example the filename "Shortcut für Dreambox Services anlegen.awk" is displayed as "Shortcut fu??r Dreambox Services anlegen.awk".

Another issue is that I can't use "option-left" and "option-right" to move the cursor a whole word forward or backward.

Both things work just fine in terminal.app.

I'm using Path Finder 6 with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Dragan on 23 Apr, 2012 02:58 PM

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    Yes, this is the issue in terminal :-(

    All code dealing with Terminal in Path Finder is inherited from the iTerm(1) project. We'll see if we can improve text encoding in the terminal.

  2. Dragan closed this discussion on 23 Apr, 2012 02:58 PM.

  3. sven re-opened this discussion on 23 Apr, 2012 07:42 PM

  4. 2 Posted by sven on 23 Apr, 2012 07:42 PM

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    ok, so it seems like I have to continue using Terminal.app for now. I just created a quick applescript to open a new window in terminal app and cd'ing to the directory shown in Path Finder frontmost window:

    tell application id "com.cocoatech.PathFinder"
            set myPath to POSIX path of target of front finder window
        on error -- kein Fenster geöffnet
            set myPath to POSIX path of desktop
        end try
    end tell
    tell application id "com.apple.terminal"
        do script "cd " & myPath -- öffnet erstaunlicherweise ein neues Fenster!
    end tell
  5. Damazio closed this discussion on 02 May, 2012 01:09 AM.

  6. Dragan re-opened this discussion on 21 May, 2012 02:30 PM

  7. Dragan closed this discussion on 21 May, 2012 02:31 PM.

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