Re: Unicode conversion

"Tom Serface" <>
Wed, 14 May 2008 08:25:54 -0700
I often hear people say they are afraid to convert their applications to
Unicode because they don't know the effect it will have, but I've found that
the conversion is not as big a deal as you might think.

The font thing is important in many cases though. For example, if you use
MS Serif for Japanese it will work fine on Win XP and Vista, but not on
Win2K (the fonts in the font are different). I think this is becoming less
of a problem as fewer people use Win2K, but you can also install the XP font
on Win2K as well.

I think font choice will be one of your biggest challenges especially if you
have already used the _T() TCHAR macros as is often recommended.


"Gert" <> wrote in message


You say:

The misc lines were involved in making sure that the edit controls and
static controls use
Arial MS Unicode for display of text.

What exactly do you mean here? Any web references to this issue?

I will be converting an application to Unicode in a few months - the
original was not written Unicode-aware. I understand the other changes I
need to make, but not the above.


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