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    George Schizas
    Participant

    First of all, I have to say that the CSV/TSV feature looks lovely. I’m a half-convert from another text-editor, and I only keep it for three features – sorting, copying bookmarked lines and customizable tabs. The third feature (customizable tabs) is definitely done better in EmEditor. There is one problem though: Comma (“,”) is not used to separate CSV files universally. I know that the “C” in “CSV” stands for comma, but CSVs can be found with “;” instead of “,”, especially in countries that use “,” as the decimal separator instead of “.” that most English-speaking countries use.

    In order to be useful for other countries as well, there should exist the possibility to change the list separator. I have the following suggestions:

    1. Use the list separator that Windows uses (that is in “HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelInternationalsList”, although I’m sure there’s a better way than directly reading the registry)
    2. Make the list separator customizable (e.g. comma, semicolon, pipe (“|”), space, tab etc.) In this way you can also accommodate more types of files, and simplify the menus a bit.

    #7542

    owilsky
    Participant

    I second feature request #2!

    #7543

    Richard
    Member

    I also second this request..

    My wish would be to have the possibility to use more than one char as a seperator. We use double-pipes as separators “||” to avoid escaping/unescaping in content fields. So I would be very thankful fuor siupporting multiple chars as seperator.

    Thanks a lot!

    #7553

    Yutaka Emura
    Keymaster

    Richard wrote:
    I also second this request..

    My wish would be to have the possibility to use more than one char as a seperator. We use double-pipes as separators “||” to avoid escaping/unescaping in content fields. So I would be very thankful fuor siupporting multiple chars as seperator.

    Thanks a lot!

    I will add a DSV mode (user-defined separator), so you can use a semicolon or any one character as a separator. However, it will be only one character, not like “||” unfortunately. That will make it more complicated, and I will not support it.

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