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Issue in History.txt

Post by *MarcinW » 2018-05-07, 19:18 UTC

There are many "byte order marker" clauses in History.txt.

However, the official name is "byte order mark" (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte_order_mark).

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Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2018-05-07, 20:57 UTC

Hmm, a Google search for "byte order marker" with double quotes seems to indicate that both variations are used.
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Post by *MarcinW » 2018-05-07, 21:46 UTC

In fact, you are right. However, "byte order mark" is more popular...

Also Microsoft prefers this term: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd374101.aspx

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Post by *browny » 2018-05-08, 13:51 UTC

Wikipedia, or Google search are not reliable references.

Unicode.org uses "byte order mark"

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Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2018-05-09, 17:07 UTC

OK, I have changed it now in the help and history, although I think it's not really important.
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Post by *Stefan2 » 2018-05-09, 18:50 UTC

History.txt is not updated to beta2 ?


Announcement: Total Commander 9.20 beta 2 available
https://www.ghisler.com/history920.txt
03.05.18 Release Total Commander 9.20 beta 1 (32/64)



I tried with to different browser to be sure it is no cache problem.



 

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Post by *MarcinW » 2018-05-10, 10:10 UTC

ghisler(Author) wrote:OK, I have changed it now in the help and history
Thanks, it was a good decision - now I just realized, that every English dictionary contains a "question mark" phrase (not a "question marker" one).


All "byte order markers" are now corected in History.txt. Some last survivors left:

1) right to left marker (4x in History.txt - unicode.org, w3.org and Wikipedia use "right-to-left mark" - with dashes in the middle)

2) closing markers '--' than opening markers (this whole phrase - 1x in History.txt)

3) line break marker (1x in History.txt)

4) UTF-8 byte marker (1x in History.txt)

5) Unicode marker (1x in History.txt)

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Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2018-05-16, 16:45 UTC

OK, changed them!

There are still two where I don't know whether I should change it or not, especially because it's contained in an option value:

12.11.10 Added: wincmd.ini [Configuration] SelectionMarker="* " set marker for selected lines in file lists

12.02.09 Fixed: Sorting header: Sorting marker temporarily disappears when Ctrl+Clicking on multiple headers

I would rather not change the SelectionMarker option, because it would break backward compatibility. But I could change the descriptions...
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Post by *MarcinW » 2018-05-17, 15:05 UTC

I think that it's correct now.

A "mark" word means "a letter" (example: question mark).

A "marker" word means "a visible sign of something" (example: closed door is a marker of a closed shop).


SelectionMarker="* " - it's not a single letter (because it is * and space) - so it's not a mark. It's a visible sign of a line in a file list - so it's a marker.

Sorting marker is a visible sign, telling that the column is sorted - so it's a marker.


Maybe a native English speaker could settle.

As for me - fixed.

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Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2018-05-18, 10:30 UTC

OK, thanks!
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