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    Re: Using Unicode in MMF2

    When using Unicode the application will display properly no matter what locale your computer has. This example doesn't make MMF use Unicode, but rather changing what charmap (shift-jis in this case) it uses.

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    Re: Using Unicode in MMF2

    Quote Originally Posted by Werbad
    When using Unicode the application will display properly no matter what locale your computer has. This example doesn't make MMF use Unicode, but rather changing what charmap (shift-jis in this case) it uses.
    Just curious about one thing, in the Wikipedia page of Unicode, it says
    "The best known such system is Windows NT (and its descendants, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista), which uses Unicode as the sole internal character encoding."

    if Windows XP uses Unicode as the sole internal character encoding, why do I need to do that steps in order to read properly a webpage (or a text file) in japanese? If windows uses unicode by default we should be able to display asian character even if regional settings has different settings, right?

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    Re: Using Unicode in MMF2

    When using Unicode the application will display properly no matter what locale your computer has. This example doesn't make MMF use Unicode, but rather changing what charmap (shift-jis in this case) it uses.
    Yes.

    Also changing the "language for non-unicode apps" option in the Windows properties requires a reboot on XP (not sure on Vista).

    And I'm not sure if you can easily enter/copy/paste unicode characters in the current version of MMF2.

    There is another solution, instead of using this Windows option, you can use Microsoft AppLocale, that allows you to change the language of a specific non-Unicode application.

    => the Unicode version of MMF2 will be much easier to use than these workarounds.

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    Re: Using Unicode in MMF2

    if Windows XP uses Unicode as the sole internal character encoding, why do I need to do that steps in order to read properly a webpage (or a text file) in japanese? If windows uses unicode by default we should be able to display asian character even if regional settings has different settings, right?
    Yes, but in Unicode applications only. The current version of MMF2 is not a Unicode application.

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    Re: Using Unicode in MMF2

    Quote Originally Posted by Yves
    if Windows XP uses Unicode as the sole internal character encoding, why do I need to do that steps in order to read properly a webpage (or a text file) in japanese? If windows uses unicode by default we should be able to display asian character even if regional settings has different settings, right?
    Yes, but in Unicode applications only. The current version of MMF2 is not a Unicode application.
    Sorry if I wasn't clear... I meant, this doesn't apply to Windows OS? If Windows is an Unicode application it should open .txt files in japanese even if settings are not set for it, right? Or the programmers made it so it is only available with the settings on.

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    Re: Using Unicode in MMF2

    Yves, one question. Is "MMF2 Unicode" using actual unicode or UTF-16 (wide strings)?

    I doubt that it won't be actual unicode, but many people mistake wide strings for unicode.

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    Re: Using Unicode in MMF2

    It's UTF-16, as Windows uses UTF-16.

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    Re: Using Unicode in MMF2

    Just for the info, the INI object does read and display correctly a txt file with Unicode encoding.

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