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Re: FoxTrot not indexing files containing utf16 tag [message #302 is a reply to message #301] Fri, 29 May 2015 04:36 Go to previous message
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Registered: May 2015
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I managed to convert a large number of our files and replace the utf16 tag
following the suggestion by FoxTrot engineering.
Thank you very much for your help.


On Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:45:18 AM UTC-4, gadebski wrote:
> 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.
>> Jérôme - CTM Engineering
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>> for
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