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Converting application to Unicode

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I would like to convert my application to Unicode so that it can display Chinese characters or french characters on a same form.

Is there an easy way to do such a conversion or do I need to change each component I use?

I have been looking at http://home.ccci.org/wolbrink/tnt/delphi_unicode_controls.htm and this seems to do a great job but I use third party components such as TIBEAntialiasButton which are not covered there.


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hi,

yes, you have to replace all the components you use that are not unicode compliant.

you have to work with WideString in place of String due to the fact that for WideString each character is represented on 2 octets (unicode) while for String only on 1. For the WideString (WideChar) the first octet represent the mask (the language) and the second is the value.

so, it is obvious that you must use only unicode components.

regards,
Bogdan.
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So if I replace String for WideString in my code, will it automatically not work with Win 98/ME?
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no, it should work.

Bogdan
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