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Re: FoxTrot not indexing files containing utf16 tag [message #301 is a reply to message #300] Thu, 28 May 2015 12:45 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Registered: May 2015
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Thank you very much for your reply.
Is it technically feasible to run a multi-file search and replace
on thousands of files in many different subfolders (10 Gb approximately)
with TextWrangler or bbedit. The files are actually in UTF16, so we will
also have to convert them, I will check the link you provided.

Thank you for your help.

On Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 4:58:48 AM UTC-4, FoxTrot Engineering wrote:
> gadebski wrote:
>> We ran into a problem building an index with html files containing a
> utf16
>> tag.
>> If both lines and , are in the file, then FoxTrot indexes only the name of
> the
>> file and does not index their contents at all.
> FoxTrot relies on the Spotlight importers to extract indexable text from
> files; unfortunately, the RichText importer has some bugs or limitations
> concerning UTF-16 html files, and/or html files with incoherent charset
> tags.
> If removing the charset=UTF-16 tag fixes the problem, maybe you can do a
> multi-file search and replace using, for example, TextWrangler?
> If the files are really UTF-16, you may have ton convert them to UTF-8;
> TextBatchConv can do
> this.
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