Encoding of $appdata on XP?

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Mon Jan 26 12:16:16 EST 2009

Hi Malte,

Read the variable with VBScript and convert it to the short file path  
before returning it to Revolution.

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Mark Schonewille

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On 26 jan 2009, at 16:55, Malte Brill wrote:

> Hi there,
> I need to read out $appdata on XP. As long as there are no Umlauts  
> all is fine. As soon as there is an umlaut it breaks:
> Username: ßäöütz é
> specialfolderpath(26): C:/Dokumente und Einstellungen/ßäöütz é/ 
> Anwendungsdaten
> $appdata: C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\á„”tz  
> ‚\Anwendungsdaten
> I need $appdata, because the path for specialfolderpath(26) does not  
> necessariely exist in a citrix environment.
> Any ideas how to make sense out of the gibberish?
> Malte

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