Re: List control Korean Unicode Chars - No problem with managed code

David Wilkinson <>
Mon, 09 Apr 2007 10:44:18 -0500
Mihai N. wrote:

Ok, here it is: *not a Windows bug*

Try adding this after GetLogFont but before CreateFontIndirect:
   LogFont.lfCharSet = DEFAULT_CHARSET;

GetLogFont returns the original list's font. That selected when the list is
created, and it is 0 (ANSI_CHARSET).
But you are trying to show characters outside the ANSI code page.

See the "DEFAULT_CHARSET in LOGFONT" section in

DEFAULT_CHARSET is not a real charset; in reality on Windows 2000 and Windows
XP it does two things:
- It tries to select the named font with the current system character set.
- If the named font exists but does not support the system character set, it
will still select the font with a charset that the font does support.

DEFAULT_CHARSET should be used when displaying a string of characters encoded
with Unicode.


OK, so specifying DEFAULT_CHARSET is a more pleasing way of getting the
correct behavior than using the BOM. I agree.

But why is ANSI_CHARSET in the LOGFONT to begin with? We are talking
about UNICODE builds here, aren't we?

David Wilkinson
Visual C++ MVP

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