Re: saving as text

From: Dom Lachowicz (
Date: Tue Oct 14 2003 - 13:58:21 EDT

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    --- Alan G Isaac <> wrote:
    > How does one save as ASCII text in AbiWord?

    If you want to be 100% sure, Save As->Encoded Text->US
    > I saw the ISCII text option. I was not sure if this
    > was
    > really ASCII support disguised by some kind of
    > anti-American
    > joke or it is really for Indian language support or
    > something else that I missed altogether. In either
    > case, it
    > is not clever in exporting non-ASCII characters,
    > simply
    > substituting a '?' for them rather than following
    > standard
    > conventions. (E.g., for &ldquo; or &mdash; etc.)

    ISCII is for Indian language support. I wouldn't
    suggest using it unless you were writing in an Indic
    script. It also isn't enabled in AbiWord 2.0 builds.

    I am, however, outraged and disguisted that you
    thought that it was an anti-American statement. Stop
    the drivel.

    &ldquo; etc... are SGML entities. They are *not* meant
    for plaintext. Using such a thing in plaintext would
    be in violation of just about every "standard
    convention" imaginable.

    > A reasonably 'clever' ASCII export wd be nice.

    We've got one.


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