[CentOS] Text file encoding

Fri Sep 26 14:49:18 UTC 2014
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

Am 26.09.2014 um 15:13 schrieb Patrick Bégou <Patrick.Begou at legi.grenoble-inp.fr>:
> I'm working with some people using apple laptops. When we share text files (latex files), I reach in an encoding problem on our CentOS laptops and desktops. In my favorite editor, "é" is "<8e>", "à" is "<88>" etc...
> Of course, I can change the encoding with iconv:
>   iconv -f MACINTOSH -t ISO8859-15 file.bib.mac >file.bib
>   iconv -f ISO8859-15 -t MACINTOSH file.bib >file.bib.mac
> But it is a little tedious to work like this...
> Runing pdflatex (in CentOS) on these files written on apple laptops works fine with
>   \usepackage[applemac]{inputenc}
> So the main problem is an editor problem. I've tried several ones (nedit, gedit, kate, vim...) none of them seams to support this encoding. But may be it is a configuration problem ?
> Any idea ?

what about negotiating a _common_ encoding (e.g. utf8, latin1) for all? 
Its trivial for the "apple laptops" users.