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codepage convertion

Posted on 2000-02-27
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Hello,

I have to work with files (DBF, DBT, ...) that are created with an other codepage.  Delphi can work with the files but strings with special characters (é, ë, ç, ...) are translated as garbage.  Is it possible for Delphi to find out wich codepage was used?  Is it possible to change temperally the codepage of a file so I can work with it, and change it back to the origanal after I am finished modifying the data?

All info welcome.

PS sorry for my poor English.
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You can store the strings in UniCode.

Use StringToWideChar and WideCharToString to convert between UniCode strings and Ansi/MBCS strings.

Cheers,
Phil.
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