[flos-freeware] Notepad2 4.0.22-beta4

  • From: Florian Balmer <florian.balmer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: flos-freeware@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 17:00:07 +0200

Dear subscribers of this newsletter,

Another beta version of Notepad2 4.0.22 has been published.

When reloading files (either manually or automatically through the
file change notification feature), Notepad2 tries to be smarter at
keeping the current encoding. If new byte order marks, encoding tags
or invalid byte sequences (for the current encoding) have been added
to the file, usual encoding detection is performed, otherwise, the
encoding is preserved.

As in previous versions, files with unrecognized encoding tags are
loaded in ANSI mode (if encoding tag parsing is enabled).

Some cleanup with Chinese Simplified encodings was done: GB2312 was
correctly renamed to GBK (which includes the GB2312 subset), and
GB18030 (being the current standard) was added.

The way encoding settings are stored has been refurbished, again: for
non-standard encodings, the Windows code page id number is remembered.
It's easier to track down problems like this, and the settings are
resistant to future expansion. Compatibility to Notepad2 3.x is
assured, but 4.0-beta users may need to reconfigure default encoding
options, one last time.

My official Notepad2.exe program file will no longer be compressed
with UPX. This slightly increases disk space usage, but reduces
virtual memory consumption if running multiple instances. Users
preferring a minimal executable file size can still use UPX to achieve
this.

The features scheduled for Notepad2 4.0.22 are completed, and so far
also stable. The final version of Notepad2 4.0.22 can be expected to
be released, soon.

Best wishes,
--flo

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