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Special Characters not displayed in text editor [message #766360] Thu, 15 December 2011 16:15 Go to next message
Jason Epperson is currently offline Jason Epperson
Messages: 1
Registered: December 2011
Junior Member
VERSION:
IBM Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software
Version: 8.0.4
Build ID: RADO804-I20111108_1151
(Not sure which version of Eclipse this is based on.)

MACHINE OS: Windows Vista

PROBLEM: I am trying to edit an HTML file which features special characters (eg: § - section, - long dash, smart quotes, etc).

When I open the file to edit, all of the special characters appears as boxes. (ie: �).

Why is Eclipse failing to render the special characters properly within the text editor?

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
I can manually enter the character via ALT code entry (ie: ALT+0167 will display §). So the text editor has the ability to render the symbols in the current display font. It's just failing to do so after the opening of a file.

Any help, suggestions, advice would be much appreciated. It's frustrating to not be able to use a tool because of such a goofy problem.
Re: Special Characters not displayed in text editor [message #766990 is a reply to message #766360] Fri, 16 December 2011 20:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Deepak Azad is currently offline Deepak Azad
Messages: 545
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Looks like the encoding of the file is wrong. You can set the correct
encoding via the Properties dialog.

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Deepak Azad
http://wiki.eclipse.org/JDT/FAQ
Re: Special Characters not displayed in text editor [message #766991 is a reply to message #766360] Fri, 16 December 2011 20:02 Go to previous message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin Dahyabhai
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Registered: July 2009
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In general you should ask IBM Rational Support about the product you've bought.

It's likely either a case where the font doesn't support the specific symbols that aren't being shown, or that the encoding that's specified in the meta tag doesn't map those characters as you expect.


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Nitin Dahyabhai
Eclipse WTP, IBM
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