EOL conventions (was: Re: UCD in XML or in CSV? (is: UCD in YAML))

Marcel Schneider via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Fri Sep 7 19:29:12 CDT 2018

On 07/09/18 22:07 Eli Zaretskii via Unicode wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2018 12:47:44 -0700
> > Cc: d3ck0r at gmail.com, Doug Ewell ,
> > unicode 
> > From: Rebecca Bettencourt via Unicode 
> > 
> > On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 11:20 AM Philippe Verdy via Unicode  wrote:
> > 
> > That version has been announced in the Windows 10 Hub several weeks ago.
> > 
> > And it only took them 33 years. :) 
> That's OK, because Unix tools cannot handle Windows end-of-line format
> to this very day. About the only one I know of is Emacs (which
> handles all 3 known EOL formats independently of the platform on which
> it runs, since 20 years ago).

What are you referring to when you say “Unix tools”?
Another text editor—the built-in one of many Linux distributions—Gedit allows 
to choose from “Unix/Linux”, “Mac OS Classic”, and “Windows”, in the Save dialog.
But in the preferences I cannot retrieve how to default it to any of the latter two.
I’m referring to Ubuntu 16.04.

When on Windows in Notepad++ I prefer LF over CRLF because it makes for simpler 
regexes, and the middle thing between these and plain search is more handy too.
(I use \n in regexes rather than the $ convention.)

Thanks to Philippe for the Windows 10 news!

Best regards,


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