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

"David Ching" <>
Wed, 25 Jul 2007 14:53:29 GMT
"Tom Serface" <> wrote in message

Hi David,

One nice thing about UTF-8 is that if you do most of your files in English
(as I do), but need to support other languages you still get the benefit
of having smaller files for English or other languages where more than one
byte is not needed. The bad thing is that Windows doesn't support UTF-8
very well so you always have to do a lot of converting to and from.
Fortunately, the conversions are supported quite well.

Well, it seems the best thing to do for my case is to request XML files
containing the localizations to be delivered with UTF-8 encoding, then read
the contents and store them using CStringA, then convert the CStringA to
CStringW using MultiByteToWideChar(CP_UTF8, ...), after which my UNICODE
build should display the text just fine. Then it should not matter what the
selected Ansi codepage is in the Control Panel.

If the XML files were in UTF-16 (with or without the 0xFFEE BOM), I could
just read the contents directly into a CStringW, which seems to be easier,
but oh well. I think you're right that the size of the XML file is a
concern, so UTF-8 should help with that.


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