Re: Want Input boxes to accept unicode strings on Standard Window

"David Ching" <>
Wed, 25 Jul 2007 10:59:25 GMT
"David Wilkinson" <> wrote in message


Why don't you use UTF-8 for your XML files? That's what I do. In my
development version, I only do Unicode builds, but the GUI is UTF-16 and
the back-end (which handles the XML serialization and application
configuration file) uses UTF-8.

Hmm, perhaps this is just the ticket. I've asked Mihai about this elsewhere
in this thread.

[This is why I am so irritated by the implicit conversion features of
CString, which AFAIK always uses the local code page to convert between
8-bit and 16-bit strings. If you could set the "code page" of CString
separately from anything else, then you could set it to UTF-8 and the
implicit conversions might actually be useful (though I would still rather
do without them). As it is, these features are tied to a concept (the ANSI
coded page) which is rapidly becoming history (thank God).]

The only data stored in UTF-8 is XML, so it is really only needed when
reading/writing XML. Since the rest of Windows still uses Ansi, continuing
CString's use of Ansi makes sense. I agree it would make it nice for
CString to accept a code-page parameter (so you could specify UTF-8
conversions), but I don't think they should be default since Windows does
not, nor will I thinik ever, natively support UTF-8.

-- David

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