[bug] utf-8 characters don't display correctly in preview

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10 Jan, 2021 03:31 PM

I'm hailing from Denmark, and we have a few national characters (æÆøØåÅ).
Now, if I have a *.txt file and view it in the preview pane, these characters don't display correctly :

æ -> 脱 ; ø -> 淡 ; å -> 奪

!BUT! only if none of the upper characters (ÆØÅ) is present.

Steps to reproduce :
1) right-[click] in a folder and create a 'test.txt' file.
2a) enter : "Men J foreslår det følgende" for test1
2b) enter : "Men J foreslÅr det følgende" for test2
3) view in preview pane

It get's even "funnier" if you subsequently
1) open (2a) for editing ( right-[click] and choose TextEdit )
2) append "Å" and save
3) view in preview pane

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 12 Jan, 2021 11:01 AM

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    Hi there,

    Could you send us a sample (a snapshot) of Path Finder process in a separate file? This will enable us to analyze what happens with the application.

    Here's how to get it:
    1. Open Path Finder and reproduce the problem. If the problem is dynamic (e.g. unexpected action result), please try reproducing it during the sample collection.
    2. Open Activity Monitor from the /Applications/Utilities folder.
    3. Select Path Finder in the process list. To help making a selection, type "Path Finder" in the Filter field.
    4. Click the Sample Process button in the toolbar - this will open a new window entitled "Sample of Path Finder" and a sample of the process is collected.
    5. Click Save and save the sample file.
    6. Close (Command-W) the Sample window opened in step 2.
    7. Send the sample file saved in step 5 to us. 

    Additionally, we would appreciate if you can provide us with a screen recording of the issue from your end.

    Looking forward to your reply!

    Best Regards,
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 12 Jan, 2021 11:01 AM.

  3. BjarneDM re-opened this discussion on 29 Apr, 2021 12:45 PM

  4. 2 Posted by BjarneDM on 29 Apr, 2021 12:48 PM

    BjarneDM's Avatar

    Path Finder Version 10.0.4 (2093)
    sorry it's taken me some time to get back to this issue ; but here's the information requested

  5. 3 Posted by BjarneDM on 29 Apr, 2021 02:26 PM

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    Further test

  6. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 18 Sep, 2021 09:26 AM.

  7. BjarneDM re-opened this discussion on 30 Sep, 2021 02:11 PM

  8. 4 Posted by BjarneDM on 30 Sep, 2021 02:15 PM

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    this issue hasn't been resolved in 10.2

  9. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 13 May, 2022 11:44 AM.

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