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display chinese caption on cbutton

Posted on 2004-03-25
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Dear all,

    My computer system locale is Western English, and I want to display Chinese caption on the CButton as follows, however, it didn't work, do you know what's the problem?( I defined _UNICODE & UNICODE inside my project, and my resource file are already in CHINESE (PRC) format)


LPTSTR s_strRemarks=(LPTSTR)malloc((255)*sizeof(TCHAR));
s_strRemarks[0]=0x5c0f;  //Chinese character 1
s_strRemarks[1]=0x8003; //Chinese character 2
s_strRemarks[2]=0x8a66; //Chinese character 3
s_strRemarks[3]=0;

AfxMessageBox(s_strRemarks); //can display chinese character here inside the messagebox

///////////////Extra code for font///////////////
CFont m_font;
LOGFONT lf;
memset(&lf, 0, sizeof(LOGFONT));
lf.lfHeight = 10;    
lf.lfCharSet = CHINESEBIG5_CHARSET;
_tcscpy(lf.lfFaceName, _T("PMingLiU")); //chinese font
m_font.CreateFontIndirect(&lf);  
m_TestButton.SetFont(&m_font);
////////////

m_TestButton.SetWindowText(s_strRemarks);   //display garbage here no matter I have the "Extra code for font" or not.

delete[] s_strRemarks;
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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Don't mix malloc and delete!!!! This will cause trouble eventually. Use free if you used malloc, and use delete if you used new.
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You don't need the font code you've listed. The solution is much simpler than that: Just open the RC file of your project in a text editor (or open it as text in Visual Studio) and replace any occurance of "MS Sans Serif" with "MS Shell Dlg 2". Unfortunately this is not possble in the resource editor. This font is not displayed in the list of available fonts (it's not a real font, Windows replaced this virtual font with something that can display all your characters), so you have to do it in the RC file.
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What is your OS? Are those Chinese characters in Unicode?
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by:hpchong7
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Khkremer, your solution is great!However, I have further problems:

1.) MS shell Dlg 2 is only available after win2k. If my application need to run from win98 to winxp, what should I use? (add 20 pts more for solving this question)
2.)I've to apply activeskin on my project, after I applied it, the Chinese characters become ??? again, so how should I solve it? (add 50 pts more for solving this question)

Thanks!
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On an English system MS Shell Dlg 2 is very likely mapped to Tahoma, so you could try to use Tahoma instead of MS Shell Dlg 2. This may work on Win98 as well.

I don't know activeskin, so I have no idea what it does to the font selection. Sorry.
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thanks!
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by:CeciliaS
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Try this:
if Win32Platform = VER_PLATFORM_WIN32_NT ->'MS Shell Dlg 2'
otherwise -> 'MS Shell Dlg 2'.
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