[gs-bugs] [Bug 692259] New: Add unicode/utf8 copy/paste menu options to gswin32.exe

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Tue Jun 7 12:16:11 UTC 2011


http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=692259

           Summary: Add unicode/utf8 copy/paste menu options to
                    gswin32.exe
           Product: Ghostscript
           Version: master
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P4
         Component: General
        AssignedTo: support at artifex.com
        ReportedBy: robin.watts at artifex.com
         QAContact: gs-bugs at ghostscript.com
   Estimated Hours: 0.0


In Bug 691222 Martin Osieka suggests adding new menu options to the system menu
extension on gswin32.exe to allow us to easily copy/paste unicode strings from
other windows apps into gs. Spinning that out into a separate enhancement bug
here to allow comments/discussion.

Since Bug 691222 has been fixed, gs is now in the position to process files
with unicode characters in the filenames. This means it might be desirable to
(for instance) copy a unicode filename from an explorer window and paste it
into gswin32.exe's console window.

Unfortunately, this will currently fail, as gs expects all filenames internally
to be utf-8 encoded.

The suggestion (as I understand it) is that we should add 2 new options on the
system menu: 'Copy utf-8 as unicode' and 'Paste unicode as utf-8', that would
convert the selection/clipboard contents before doing the copy/paste.

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