Re: wcout, wprintf() only print English

James Kanze <>
Sat, 23 Feb 2008 15:03:29 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 23, 11:33 am, Rolf Magnus <> wrote:

Ioannis Vranos wrote:

Ioannis Vranos wrote:

Has anyone actually managed to print non-English text by
using wcout or wprintf and the rest of standard, wide
character functions?

For example:

[john@localhost src]$ cat
#include <iostream>

int main()
         using namespace std;

         wcout<< L"=CE=94=CE=BF=CE=BA=CE=B9=CE=BC=CE=B1=CF=83=CF=84=CE=


Are you sure that you stored your source file in the same
encoding the compiler expects as source character set?

Are you sure the compiler even allows anything but US ASCII as
input? The standard makes most of this implementation defined.
(Logically, if you think about it. I wouldn't expect any of my
files to compile without being transcoded on a machine which
uses EBCDIC.)

Before going any further, we have to know 1) how the Greek
characters are encoded. (Probably UTF-8, since that what my
editor is configured for, and I'm seeing them correctly.) And
which compiler he's using, which options, and what the compiler
documentation says about input file encodings. Most likely,
he'll have to ask in a group for his compiler what it accepts,
and how to make it accept what he's got.

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