DOS-WINDOWS International Character Incompability

I want to save some text including characters like 'ðüöçþÝ'
to be read from DOS's Edýt program. If I save the text directly international char5acters above are not shown.
Is there a way to save them directly from the Delphi program?
 One Solution may be that to sent the document to WordPad or Excel,Word and by using the 'save as' command save it in DOS compatible.
erkanAsked:
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pivarCommented:
Hi,

You have to convert the text from windows characterset to DOS characterset. You can do this in Delphi by using the Win32-function CharToOEM (older AnsiToOEM).

/pivar
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erkanAuthor Commented:
Can you send me a working example?
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pivarCommented:
Hi,

Here is a simple example, where the function takes the (ANSI) text in a memo component and converts it to a DOS-text in pStr using the CharToOem function. Then it saves the text to the file 'test.txt', ready to be viewed in EDIT.

/pivar

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  fs: TFileStream;
  pStr: PChar;
begin
  pStr := StrAlloc(Length(memo1.text) + 1);
  CharToOem(PChar(memo1.text),pStr);
  fs := TFileStream.Create('test.txt',fmCreate);
  fs.write(pStr^,StrLen(pStr));
  fs.Free;
  StrDispose(pStr);
end;
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