Two articles about "Training Golded to play UTF-8" were published in the FidoNews in 2020, written by Michiel van der Vlist.
In the second one (Volume 37, Number 18 - 04 May 2020) he explained a way to add partial, limited UTF-8 support to GoldEd+ without the need for an external editor. ( http://www.vlist.eu/downloads/fidonews/myarticles/goldutf2.art
This works if you use CP850 (e.g. Windows) and requires a couple translation tables that you can download from Michiel's website:
(plus the corresponding XLAT* lines in GoldEd's configuration, as explained in the article)
I have made some changes to the utf8_850.chs file, so that it has support for:
- the inverted question mark (¿), instead of the lowercase 'y' with diaeresis (thanks Michiel ;-))
- the lowercase 'a' with tilde (ã), instead of the British pound sign
- the lowercase 'a' with ring above (å), instead of the Yen sign
and thus have better support for more western European languages (Spanish, Portuguese, etc).
If you're interested you can download it here: http://www.cyberiada.org/fido/files/utf8_850.chs
--- GoldED+/W32-MSVC 1.1.5-b20180707
* Origin: cyberiada point (2:341/234.1)