Sel: in status bar doesn't count non-ASCII characters

  • Hello,
    I’ve got problem with Notepad++ (also newest 7.3) which shows different values in Col: and Sel: characters count with word wrap off.
    I can see that it’s OK if there are only ASCII characters, but selecting any polish special letters (ą, ę, ł, ó, …) is not counted in Sel: … field.
    I use it to limit my text to fit into some length-limited input fields, so the Sel: is really useful, but only for English texts.

  • @Grzegorz-Hayduk

    Can you elaborate more about what your encoding settings are when you see this behavior? When I try to duplicate your results I don’t see a problem with the counting, but maybe we’ve got things configured differently…

  • Thanks for your reply.
    I can see that this error occurs when the encoding is set to ANSI.
    When I type something in UTF-8 and then switch to ANSI, I can see that single “ó” in UTF-8 is encoded as two bytes in ANSI, but only first byte is counted in “Sel:”.
    Similar case is when a file is created as ANSI and there are only legal (correct) ANSI characters - diacritic characters (ą, ę, ł, ó, …) in the file - then they are not counted in “Sel:”.
    Can you duplicate the bug now?

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