CR Dev. 8.5 cannot display UNICODE in Preview windows?

Posted on 2003-03-29
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Last Modified: 2013-12-03

    I found that Crystal Report Development Version 8.5 cannot display UNICODE characters under WIN2K/XP(both simplified and traditional chinese) in Preview Windows. But it can be printed properly. Cuurrenly, the regional setting of Win2K/XP is Chinese (Taiwan).

    And it is very strange that it works fine under both Simplified & Traditional Chinese Win98SE.

    I have tried to change the font in report designer to Chinese Font (since I used "Arial" before), but it required to specify code page (says CHINESE_BIG5). It displays properly in traditional UNICODE Chinese characters only, but not simplified UNICODE characters.

    So, how can I display both traditional and simplified chinese UNICODE characters in Report Preview under Win2K/XP?

Here are my configuration :
-Crystal Report Development Edition 8.5 w/ SP1
-Using Report Designer Control in VB6 to design the report layout

Question by:thomascy
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ID: 8232951
This is one of those few that I would direct straight to Crystal support.  Unfortunately, they will probably tell you to upgrade to CR 9.0.

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ID: 8232961
You might want to look at these:

ActiveX Viewer enhancements for Crystal Reports version 9

Style of font does not apply when changed

What font types are supported in Crystal Reports?

In that last link, you'll find reference to the fact that CR 9.0 supports unicode as a new feature, implying that older versions do not support, or do not fully support, unicode.

If you go to http://support.crystaldecisions.com/library/kbase.asp?q1=chinese&freeText=0&q2=&so=Rank%5Bd%5D&q3=&summary=1&q4=&MaxRec=10&c2=@META_KBASEPRODUCT&c3=@META_KBASECATEGORY&c4=@META_KBASESUBJECT&ct=livecommunity-kbase&language=EN&indexq2=0&indexq3=0&indexq4=0&button.x=17&button.y=14 you'll find all the links on the Crystal Decisions web site for the keyword "chinese".

Sounds like you have an upgrade in your future to version 9.  Hope that helps.


Author Comment

ID: 8235810
So, no solution in CR Dev. 8.5?

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DRRYAN3 earned 2000 total points
ID: 8238696
I could not find one and I don't see others jumping in here with an alternative suggestion, other than 8.5 does not support what you are trying to do, while 9.0 does.


Author Comment

ID: 8238752
Thanks, I tried CR 9, it works fine!
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ID: 8239394
Glad it worked out

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