Add Japanese Shift-JIS text encoding support

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wolf
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Add Japanese Shift-JIS text encoding support

Post by wolf » 03 Apr 2012 05:19

First, I thank you very much for the excellent hex editor you have created. Since I discovered HxD, I rarely use anything else and I appreciate your work.

It's common to deal with Shift-JIS files in the translating community and few hex editors support it. Ultra Edit is used by most translators, but it is costly, needlessly complex and has an unintuitive interface (unlike HxD). I think adding Shift-JIS support would be quite useful.
Thank you :wink:

Maël
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Re: Add Japanese Shift-JIS text encoding support

Post by Maël » 04 Apr 2012 20:15

Shift-JIS and UTF-8 support and other multibyte character encodings are hard to support (without bugs or weird effects) in a hex editor because the "one byte matches one character"-assumption doesn't hold there. Shift-JIS has the added problem that you have to know where the text starts to decode it properly.

I might add that feature sometime, but it's not a high priority. Maybe you could use Notepad++ if it's a pure text file.

wolf
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Re: Add Japanese Shift-JIS text encoding support

Post by wolf » 05 Apr 2012 00:40

I understand. Thank you for your consideration.

Owyn
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Re: Add Japanese Shift-JIS text encoding support

Post by Owyn » 11 Aug 2014 22:28

I was hoping for UTF8 too, good luck if you ever start implementin it :roll:

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