mmd2rtf uses wrong file encoding

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Andreas Mischke

26 Jul, 2017 08:58 PM

Today I used mmd2rtf for the first time and tried to open it in Microsoft Word.
Unfortunately all German Umlauts were broken.
When I opened the RTF file in a code editor I realized that the first line of the file said "\ansi" but the RTF file itself was encoded in utf-8.
So I changed the encoding to ANSI / Windows 1252 encoding, saved and after that I could open the RTF file in Word without any problems.

Instead of having to do that manually, multimarkdown should already save the file with ANSI encoding at creation time.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by fletcher on 27 Jul, 2017 12:22 AM

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    RTF is not an officially supported format for MMD. I've written multiple times about this over the years, and today collected some of those thoughts in one place. See that page for more information about RTF:

    RTF is not included at all in MMD-6 (though there was a residual mmd2rtf that would simply result in an error). Whichever file you are using is from a deprecated version of MMD.

    I hope this helps explain, and let me know if you have further questions. Or even better, if you want to help implement RTF support!


  2. fletcher closed this discussion on 27 Jul, 2017 12:22 AM.

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