Unicode for cross-platform use

ron barber rbarber at yhb.att.ne.jp
Thu Nov 18 18:42:50 EST 2004


Are you also setting the textfont of the fld to eg "MS Gothic,unicode"?

Definitely get 2.5. Unicode handling is much improved even though some 
issues remain. (All reported bugs have been squashed but the Japan list 
is encountering more which will be reported soon)

Ron

On Nov 19, 2004, at 2:56 AM, Kjetil Rå Hauge wrote:

> I am struggling a bit with making Unicode work both under Mac OS X and 
> Windows.
>
> First of all, there seems to be no automatic conversion of byte order 
> (like those that word processors have?), so to use Mac Unicode files 
> on the Windows build of my application, they have to be bitswapped 
> through BBEdit, Wordpad or some other way. If somebody could suggest a 
> sniffing and conversion routine, I would be very happy, but I could 
> still live with this problem.
>
> Worse, though, is a problem with display under Windows. I can display 
> a file in a field with
>
>  put  URL myPath into stuff
>  set the unicodetext of field myField to stuff
>
> I can also import a large file (a dictionary) and do searches in it 
> with lineoffset(). On the Mac, I can display results in a field:
>
> set the unicodetext of field foundStuff to line 
> lineoffset(searchString, myDictionary) of myDictionary
>
> (or similar code collecting all hits in a variable). Under Windows, 
> however, the field turns into Chinese (or CJK at least) characters. 
> The hits are probably correct, judging by the length of the field text 
> compared with what I get on the Mac. All fields are set to Lucida 
> Grande on the Mac, and this seems to turn into Arial Unicode in the 
> Windows build.
>
> Hints and suggestions are very, very welcome. I am using Rev 2.1.
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