Re: Code Page problem in SetWindowText

"Tom Serface" <>
Sat, 8 Sep 2007 09:10:16 -0700
Hi Giovanni,

In 2003 you can have a Unicode RC file, but it is initially created in MBCS
and you just have to open the .RC file in Notepad then save it back as
Unicode. The IDE will use it after that. I think 2005 creates them as
Unicode in the first place.

In VC6 and 2003 (using ANSI) it relies on the codepage and fonts to do the
correct characters so you can have Japanese, but it wouldn't be Unicode. I
think there are some characters that MBCS can't handle, but I don't know
what they are off hand.


"Giovanni Dicanio" <> wrote in message

"Mihai N." <> ha scritto nel messaggio

Indeed, but it suggests MBCS by default and can't handle Unicode RC

This is still true for VS 2003.
VS 2005 was the first one to switch (and still bugy at that).

So, in VC6 or VS2003 Unicode-built app we can't have e.g. a string-table
resource with Japanese characters in Unicode?

Is there any workaround?

Should we use external custom file encoded e.g. in UTF-8 and read it and
convert it dynamically to UTF-16?

Thanks in advance,

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