> Nsis fails to create an installer file when presented a licese-data file that
> is ISO-8859 encoded. In the previous version, this worked.
> If the file is encoded as ASCII or UTF-8, this error does not occur.
Looks like a "don't do that, then" kind of error.
The sooner we deprecate ancient locales, the better. These files are not
readable in most modern GUIs (non-UTF8 support is not even paid lip service
anymore), require per-file metadata, and what you mentioned, ISO-8859, is
not even Windows compatible. 8859-1 is 87% identical with CP1252, but
8859-2 and CP1250 have little overlap, etc.
So if nsis 3 requires Unicode, that's a much awaited improvement, not a
regression. Requiring projects to have text encoded in UTF-8 allows it
being readable in all locales. I for one live in Poland, get Windows
software in Polish, see Google's pages insisting on Polish despite
explicitely requesting English -- yet I had three years of German in school
thus I can at least roughly understand a bit of German translations you
write, at least to the point of being able to see if they look plausible.
Yet with ISO-8859-1, I'd get all umlauts and betas corrupted. Thus,
German text might be uncomfortable to read -- but I also happen to have had
three years of Russian in school as well, you can guess that Russian text in
an ancient locale gets a little bit more mangled than the occasional umlaut.
Unicode has none of these issues.
. You mean, ss was merely conflated with beta in some ancient charsets?
⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋⠀ ... what's the frequency of that 5V DC?