[sword-devel] Xiphos : copy'n'paste to facebook produces Chinese !

DJ Ortley djortley at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 00:51:27 MST 2010

Just my stab at the problem here,
In FF:
View->Character Encoding->Unicode (UTF-8)  [is checked]
View->Character Encoding->Auto Detect  [is either (off) or not set to


On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 12:44 AM, Karl Kleinpaste <karl at kleinpaste.org>wrote:

> David Haslam <d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk> writes:
> > This would suggest that the root cause lies either with the Windows
> > clipboard itself, or in Xiphos.
> > It proves that it is not uniique to facebook, where I first
> > encountered the problem.
> ...
> > There have been persistent reports that something is amiss with the
> Windows
> > clipboard for quite some time.
> It is not in Xiphos, considering that Xiphos is not part of the chain of
> action in question.
> If there is a flaw in Windows' clipboard, I do not know that there is
> anything we can do to address it.
> The style of copy you're using (ctrl-c) is not part of Xiphos' code at
> all (i.e. it is not part of how Xiphos interprets the keyboard), rather
> being innate to Windows' keyboard model -- there is literally nothing we
> can do that can affect how this is done.  Xiphos has merely put text in
> a pane.  The manner by which Windows enables sweeping a text region and
> then copying that region via ctrl-c is simply not up to us.
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