Sean, I was a Director developer and very active on the mailing list up until about 7 years ago. I am happy to become an active, even contributing member again, but the community seems to have changed considerably since I left. I regularly frequented Director Online years ago, so it was a natural choice to start there. I will be glad to hear where the community is centralized, or even if it is. Again, any input is appreciated as I reorient myself to the new software and community.
I wanted to update this thread for posterity:
I discovered that D11.5 FileIO does not support unicode unless a text file has been converted and saved in UTF-8 encoding. I downloaded the freeware program NotePad++ and it allows me to convert a plain text file to UTF-8 without BOM and save it as a.txt file. Once I do this FileIO imports it properly and it displays fine. Encoding "without BOM" is necessary , or I get a stray character at the beggining of the text string.
any input is appreciated as I reorient myself to the new software and community.
Your best bet is Direct-L, and it's awfully quiet too...