Problems on ExamDiff with Russian Language, it says binary f

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Problems on ExamDiff with Russian Language, it says binary f

Post by Frank.Kirchhoefer@gmx.net » Mon Sep 06, 2004 4:29 am

Hello Community
Generally i am very happy with ExamDiff. But now i am not able to compare a file, written for Visual studio MS-Dot.net C#. I guess the problem is russian language characters.
What to do?
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Post by psguru » Mon Sep 06, 2004 11:00 am

If your files are Unicode, ExamDiff does not support them, and it will treat them as binary files. ExamDiff Pro provides such support.
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Re: Problems on ExamDiff with Russian Language, it says bina

Post by mcow » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:12 pm

I see a similar problem to Frank's. In my case, the files are in Windows-1251 (Cyrillic), not UTF-8. The "binary" error only occurs when there are a large number of Cyrillic comments (perhaps, especially near the beginning of the file).

These files do not have any particularly long lines; your text-vs-binary heuristic ought to be able to identify the CR-LFs and proceed appropriately. I don't care if the display shows the text in the same charset; I just want to see what lines have changed.

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Re: Problems on ExamDiff with Russian Language, it says bina

Post by psguru » Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:22 am

You can use Options | Compare | "Treat both files as text files" to force text comparison.
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Re: Problems on ExamDiff with Russian Language, it says bina

Post by mcow » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:10 am

Thanks! I'd looked for an option like that, but somehow I missed it.

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