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Provides a quick way to convert a string of known encoding to some other encoding, without having to create a TextConverter object.
result = SourceVariable.ConvertEncoding(NewEncoding)
|result||String||The converted string using the NewEncoding TextEncoding.|
|sourceVariable||String||The string to be converted. It must already have an encoding. Use DefineEncoding to set an encoding.|
|newEncoding||TextEncoding||The encoding to be used in the conversion.|
When you need to write text to a file that will be opened by another app that expects a particular encoding, use ConvertEncoding to convert the text to that encoding before you call the Write method.
The string must already have an encoding in order to convert it to something else. Use DefineEncoding to set an encoding if it does not have one.
Here is an example that converts the text in a TextField to the MacRoman encoding.
Var fileStream As TextOutputStream
file = FolderItem.SaveFileDialog(FileTypes1.Text, "My Info.txt")
If f <> Nil Then
fileStream = TextOutputStream.Create(f)