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clipboard-format: preference variable

Default value: 0

By default, when the Win32 Console version of Epsilon puts characters on the MS-Windows clipboard and it can't put them there in Unicode format, it lets Windows translate the characters from the DOS/OEM character set to Windows ANSI. Epsilon needs to do this so that national characters display correctly. When Epsilon retrieves characters from the clipboard, it has Windows perform the reverse translation.

But each character set contains some characters that the other does not, so that copying characters in one direction and then back can change the characters. Instead, you can tell Epsilon to copy characters without translating them. Then copying back and forth will never change the characters, but Epsilon for DOS and Windows won't display the same symbols for any character except the original ASCII printable characters (32 to 127).

Setting this variable to 7 makes Epsilon tell Windows that all text in Epsilon is in the OEM character set, and Windows must translate between DOS/OEM and Windows ANSI. Setting the variable to 1 makes Epsilon tell Windows that all text in Epsilon uses the Windows ANSI character set, so no translating is necessary. The default value of zero makes Epsilon translate only when appropriate. (Epsilon uses the value of this variable as the "clipboard format" to ask Windows for; you can see the raw clipboard data Windows uses by setting the variable to other values, if you like.)

Epsilon for Unix uses this variable to decide which of two X11 system clipboards it should use. A zero value makes Epsilon use the "clipboard selection" used by newer software, a value of one makes it use the "primary selection".

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