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IniRead function not supporting utf8 with BOM?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

IniRead()/IniWrite() cannot read/write ini File encoded by utf8 with BOM. And they also cannot read/write ini file encoded by Unicode big endian.

Please fix this bug.

Autoit Version:3.3.6.1

Edited by happytc

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

$str1 = IniRead(@ScriptDir & "\UnicodeBigEndian.ini", "Test", "First", "")
$str2 = IniRead(@ScriptDir & "\UTF8BOM.ini", "Test", "First", "")
MsgBox(0,"UnicodeBigEndian", $str1)
MsgBox(0,"UTF8BOM", $str2)

Edited by happytc

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I don't think it's a bug.

Or do "real" Inifiles actually support utf8?

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I don't think it's a bug.

Or do "real" Inifiles actually support utf8?

Oh, Maybe it's not a bug.

OK, Please add this functionality of reading/writing INI file encoded by UTF8 with BOM and Unicode-big-endian

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Oh, Maybe it's not a bug.

OK, Please add this functionality of reading/writing INI file encoded by UTF8 with BOM and Unicode-big-endian

for me it is a bug! ^____^

I need a way to save configuration and most recent files/bookmarks in an ini file, so it can contain unicode paths and filenames, and I need to permit to change that configuration manually, not using an autoit script but an external program (notepad or any other).

please help me! :-)

Local $f1, $f2

MsgBox(0, "0: simple", "PROGRAM_PARAMETER_01=""attività"""); OK

$f1=IniRead("UserSettingstest.ini", "Operation ORARI", "PROGRAM_PARAMETER_01", ""); the value is: PROGRAM_PARAMETER_01=""attività""
MsgBox(0, "1: read ini", $f1); NOK

$f1="PROGRAM_PARAMETER_01=""attività"""
MsgBox(0, "2: variable", $f1); OK

IniWriteSection("UserSettingstest.ini", "Operation ORARI 2", $f1);NOK
$f2=IniRead("UserSettingstest.ini", "Operation ORARI 2", "PROGRAM_PARAMETER_01", "")
MsgBox(0, "3: read ini written variable", $f2); OK
Edited by filobus

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You'll have to implement your own functions using FileRead / FileWrite, because INI files are by specification ASCII coded.

BTW: It's not a good idea to respond to old topics. You could have opened your own ;)


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The "right" way to do that is to use the registry. If you insist on .ini files, note that even if MS provides both ANSI and Unicode versions of the fonctions, they don't enforce Unicode encoding.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2006/09/15/754992.aspx

So what you need to do is encode your section, key and value strings in UTF-8 and store that as if it was ANSI. That can't make the standard function behave strangely UNLESS you share this ini file with application not aware that sections, keys and values actually are UTF-8.

Note that the ini file is itself an ANSI file (no UTF-8 BOM).


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