Changing default character set in RubyMine?

Hello,

I am evaluating Rubymine as a replacement for TextMate (which I am a huge fan of).
How do I set the default character set for all text files? All my files get created in "MacRoman", I want UTF-8.
The settings search did not find anything for "character set" or "encoding".
Using RubyMine EAP build 472 "Diana" on OS X 10.5.5.

Also, are you going to polish the default keybindings for Mac OS X?
I found that many keys that are used inside RubyMine are reserved by the operating system, i.e. all function keys (by default) and Ctrl+Cursor (to switch Spaces).

Thank you!

Jens

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Hello Jens,

I am evaluating Rubymine as a replacement for TextMate (which I am a huge fan of).
How do I set the default character set for all text files? All my files get created in "MacRoman", I want UTF-8.
The settings search did not find anything for "character set" or "encoding".
Using RubyMine EAP build 472 "Diana" on OS X 10.5.5.

You can change your files encoding in the bottom panel of RubyMine. Just click on the encoding you see in status bar and select desired encoding.

Also, are you going to polish the default keybindings for Mac OS X?
I found that many keys that are used inside RubyMine are reserved by the operating system, i.e. all function keys (by default) and Ctrl+Cursor (to switch Spaces).

Yes, there are some plans on polishing default keybinding for Mac OS X. Any suggestions are welcome.

Regards,
Oleg

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Hi Jens,
Also don't forget about "Live Templates" in RubyMine they may be usefull for you

Edited by: Roman.Chernyatchik on Nov 17, 2008 12:09 PM

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Hello,

wow, quick response, thank you.

I can change the encoding for the current file in the bottom status bar but it doesn't get applied for newly created files (i.e. doesn't become the default). Any hint how I can make UTF-8 the default? Thank you!

Regarding the Mac OS X keybindings I would have the following suggestions:
- no F keys bound by default (they are used by the OS, at least on notebooks),
- no Ctrl + Cursor keys (used by spaces),
- Respect Apple's guidelines for common operations: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343

What I would love is a Textmate like Option-T feature (Ctrl-Shift-N in Rubymine) which searches not just for files beginning with the name stated but anywhere and you can leave out letters or spaces.* Plus it sorts files by last opening time so you can just hit Option-T + enter to switch between two files or Option-T + down + Enter to cycle between three.

  • ie. if you type "foocontr" it will search for the glob "foocont*r" and also find "the_foo-bar_controller.rb"


Jens

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Jens,

In RubyMine, Go to file dialog(ctrlshiftn) you can also type - "foocontr" and it will find files by this mask.
And ctrl+E will show popup with recently opened files

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Hi,

Nearly 2 years later and another Rubymine evaluator here.

I also have a problem with the default file format being MacRoman - any progress with making UTF-8 the default (or at least a preference setting).

Thanks,
Chris

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Hello,

Please choose preferred encoding in RubyMine | File | Settings | General | IDE Encoding

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Hello Roman,

Perfect - many thanks for that.

Regards,
Chris

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