Display and do not convert strings

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Display and do not convert strings

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I have a script which does a string comparison. I typed the string '<='. However when I look at the code it converts '<=' to what appears to be a unicode 'less than or equals to' symbol. I cannot find an option that says 'leave strings alone and display only what has been entered instead of converting it'.
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Re: Display and do not convert strings

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Could you provide a little more context please? Like that actual code and a screenshot of what you see?
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Re: Display and do not convert strings

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I am typing in two characters in the string like this: sideindicator -eq '<=' and sideindicator -eq '=>'
and they display like the attachment
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Re: Display and do not convert strings

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So far we have had trouble reproducing this. Is it possible for you to upload your script? If so, please upload it here:
https://www.sapien.com/support/upload

What file encoding and line endings are you using? This can be found at the bottom-right on the status bar:
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Re: Display and do not convert strings

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The encoding was Windows 1252 but I changed it to UTF-bom-8 but it hasnt made a difference.
Unfortunately being a very secure environment I am not allowed to upload scripts.
I just typed '<=' and it converted it straight away so maybe the whole script is not necessary.
Does the font matter? Im using the new cascadia code.

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btw - i know nothing about encoding. What encoding is recommended please?

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Maybe the font is important: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandl ... adia-code/
Something to do with programming ligatures?

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Re: Display and do not convert strings

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Easy to try, select a different font.
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Re: Display and do not convert strings

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I changed the font back to Consolas and it works now.
So today I learnt about ligatures and how awful they are!

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Re: Display and do not convert strings

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I guess we all learned that. We will look into this to see how ligatures can be turned off.
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