Windows-Macintosh compatibility

Though GDL objects and libraries are considered by GRAPHISOFT as platform independent,
the following difficulties occur when objects are manually moved from Windows to a Macintosh:

  • Windows fonts will be replaced by the default Macintosh font in objects and list templates and vice-versa. This can cause differences in the UI display of the 2 platforms.
  • Text type listing files (listset.txt, listkey.txt, list templates, etc.) could lose line breaks, therefore listing won’t work (non-utf-8 coded texts, in general)

Changing platform with binary libraries

To avoid the above problems, save a .pla archive file of your library on the first platform, then extract it on the second.
This way the non-utf-8 files will be converted correctly as well.