Re: Msflexgrid control can not display hebrew

David Wilkinson <>
Wed, 13 May 2009 04:51:35 -0400
<uPOXGg60JHA.2656@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl> wrote:

I am using Microsoft flexgrid control to construct a windows
application, and i use the "Arial" font to display the text and

CMSFlexGrid m_wndGrid;
 m_wndGrid.SetCellFontName("Arial"); // set the "Arial" font to
display text

and i want to display a title with hebrew characters, and i already
changes the regional setting to hebrew, the charset
is windows-1255. i pass the characters with windows-1255 encoding to
the grid, but i found the grid treated the characters with iso-8859-8

Does any one can tell me why the flexgrid chooses iso-8859-8 as the
default encoding but not windows-1255?

1. Microsoft flex grid is a terrible grid control. A much better one is Ultimate
Grid (now open source). But I do not think this is the cause of your problem.

2. You should be using Unicode build, not messing around with code pages.

3. You need a font that is capable of displaying the characters you need. "Arial
Unicode MS" is a font that contains all the Unicode code points for most common

David Wilkinson
Visual C++ MVP

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