utf formatting of colls on mac not working


    Nov 27 2010 | 11:34 am
    Hi all,
    I have a problem saving and reading a coll. I wrote a line to a coll
    controller, schön;
    ö is a mutated vowel in germany but in general it shouldn't be any problem for Max because it uses for all text the utf-8 encoding.
    So I saved it as a file with the ending .mms
    1testcoll_new.mms
    This I cannot load (max-window):
    1testcoll_new.mms: bad magic number
    coll: error reading 1testcoll_new.mms
    Then I changed the filename to "1testcoll_new.mms copy"
    and the read-process was successful, no error.
    On Win XP/Max 5.1.5 I dont have this problem.
    But on my mac it is crazy...
    Max 5.1.5
    Mac 10.6.4
    2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    I think the interpretation of fileextensions in the coll-object on the snow-leopard guides to this problem, but I am just guessing.
    Can anybody confirm this behaviour?
    I am grateful for any help!
    Best
    Johannes

    • Dec 13 2010 | 9:55 am
      Hi again,
      also with 5.1.7 the case did not change...
      can anybody reproduce on the system-environment described above?
      I made a more specific patch to show exactly the steps in detail.
      Thanks in advance!
      Best,
      Johannes
    • Dec 13 2010 | 1:15 pm
      hi,
      I can reproduce on 10.5.8 with 5.1.6
      and it works if I remove the loadbang and message to max,
      or if I replace it by [; max system macintosh fileformat .mms TEXT]
      So you're right, it seems to be related to file extension association.