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Ghost characters on GDL editor


There's an issue regarding GDL editor on Mac that happens since Archicad 24.

Whenever you type characters like " (quote marks), it'll create or rearrange characters at background, meaning that when you reopen the object, it'll be messed up.

It's very unpredictable and keeps breaking the code. I couldn't find a workaround and it's taking me a lot of time to reopen gdl objects constantly in order to make things work accordingly.


As shown in the attached images, I typed a " and saved the file, when I opened it, it showed another s in front of marks". (which will break the string)

It's very easy to reproduce on a Mac, just type a quote mark and save the object, something will show up once you open again the editor.



Typed Text savedTyped Text saved

Resulting Text after reopeningResulting Text after reopening

Archicad User Since 2013
GDL Developer
Experimenting with API
from Brazil
Joachim Suehlo

I have similar problems since many many years and versions (on Mac).
Your example is not reproduceable at the moment. But sometimes it happens spontaniously.
But this (or simliar) issue is known by many GDL developers, and Graphisoft knows it as well.

Joachim Suehlo . AC12-27 . MAC OSX 13.5 . WIN11
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Joachim Suehlo

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