Find Files - Contents - "Match Unicode" - gone?

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Jeeves
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Find Files - Contents - "Match Unicode" - gone?

Post by Jeeves » 02 Jul 2020 17:35

This isn't a feature I used a lot, however it was useful.

Going through my backups, I see that this was still around in v9.90 all the way up through v15.#, as it disappears in the v16 releases somewhere.
I searched through the "New Beta" topic, and didn't see anything mentioning it.

Searching the forum, I only saw this discussion on UTF8, Unicode support and so on: viewtopic.php?t=13186

Was this removal intentional? Thanks!

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Re: Find Files - Contents - "Match Unicode" - gone?

Post by admin » 03 Jul 2020 11:44

It happened here:

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v16.50.0215 - 2016-04-10 20:57
    - Find Files | Contents: Removed "Match wide strings". It was more confusing 
      than useful.
v16.50.0212 - 2016-04-10 13:14
    * Find Files | Contents: Renamed "Match unicode" to "Match wide strings". 
      More correct, less confusing.
Nobody seemed to use it when it was there, and nobody seemed to miss it when it was gone.

What are you trying to do?
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Re: Find Files - Contents - "Match Unicode" - gone?

Post by MBaas » 03 Jul 2020 15:04

I asked for it! ;)
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Re: Find Files - Contents - "Match Unicode" - gone?

Post by admin » 03 Jul 2020 16:22

MBaas wrote:
03 Jul 2020 15:04
I asked for it! ;)
okay :) So, what are you trying to do?
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Re: Find Files - Contents - "Match Unicode" - gone?

Post by MBaas » 03 Jul 2020 16:49

Eh...search for Unicode-content in files. (Actually the search is fine - but I can't enter the content using kbd (it only shows as "?", I had to paste via clipboard.) We discussed that in the thread that I linked to ;)
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Re: Find Files - Contents - "Match Unicode" - gone?

Post by admin » 03 Jul 2020 17:01

But that was not the functionality of "Match unicode"/"Match wide strings".

Anyway, Unicode typing will work alright in the .NET edition, so we all just have to wait...
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Re: Find Files - Contents - "Match Unicode" - gone?

Post by Jeeves » 03 Jul 2020 21:42

admin wrote:
03 Jul 2020 11:44
It happened here:

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v16.50.0215 - 2016-04-10 20:57
    - Find Files | Contents: Removed "Match wide strings". It was more confusing 
      than useful.
v16.50.0212 - 2016-04-10 13:14
    * Find Files | Contents: Renamed "Match unicode" to "Match wide strings". 
      More correct, less confusing.
Nobody seemed to use it when it was there, and nobody seemed to miss it when it was gone.

What are you trying to do?
Much like MBass, I have applications that encode text strings into unicode. I don't know whiles files the strings are saved into (several thousand of them), so I had used it in the past to identify which files I needed to work on.

Fingers crossed for the future.

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Re: Find Files - Contents - "Match Unicode" - gone?

Post by admin » 04 Jul 2020 10:09

Still not sure what you mean. Can you give me a file that contains a string that XY cannot find?
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