Re: Convert CString to unicode code points

David Wilkinson <>
Wed, 04 Feb 2009 10:29:58 -0500
geekgrrl wrote:


I need to display formatted unicode text in a CRichEditCtrl -
specifically Chinese or Arabic characters.

From the RTF specification, I need to write out to the rtf stream the
the following sequence: \uN?, where N represents the Unicode character
value expressed as a decimal number, and the question mark is what non-
unicode enabled readers would use to display the character/.

A snippet of an rtf with proper unicode encoding looks like this:

\fcharset0 Arial;}}
{\*\generator Msftedit;}\viewkind4\uc1\pard\f0\fs20\u-302?

My question is how do I find the unicode character value for each of
the characters in my CString? My CString is wide, and using
WideCharToMultiByte gives ???? instead of the actual characters, which
is normal as these characters can't be displayed in ANSI on my code
page (1252).


If you cast each character to unsigned int you will get the Unicode code point
(provided your strings do not contain UTF-16 surrogate pairs).

David Wilkinson
Visual C++ MVP

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