Are they real UNICODE VCL?

I have purchased "ElPack 4 Pro VCL" from
see a part of their introduction

...From version 3.0 LMD ElPack provides complete Unicode support including Unicode hints for components (use ElHTMLHint component). This means that you can make your Delphi applications truly support Unicode even on Windows 9x/ME! ...

"support Unicode even on Windows 9x/ME!"
I tried to use unicode with their VCL in winXP but impossible ...
I don't know why.

Can any expert here answear for me ?

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bpanaConnect With a Mentor Commented:

drop a TElEdit component on the form. Set the font to Verdana.
click the button next to the Lines property in the Object Inspector.
write someting unicode and click ok.

that's all.

the Delphi IDE is not unicode, so while you are typing in the lines form it will not display as unicode.
I don't know about ElPack, but I used TNT Controls. They are Unicode.

Unicode use WideString instead of String type. In WideString each char is represented by 2 bytes.

You have to use something like this:
UnicodeLabel1.Caption := WideString('Some CHINEESE text here');
of course you need proper font...
lehongwangAuthor Commented:
I tried TNT.. but they are not supported win 9x
These controls do not add Unicode capabilities to Windows 95/98/ME.  
They will run on any 32-bit version of Windows,
but they only support Unicode on Windows NT/2000/XP/2003.

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I have uses TNT controls. I remember that I have used Verdana font in order to work.
Try to change the font.
Maybe you should have tryed this first:
lehongwangAuthor Commented:
yeah,but now i want to know how about ElPack 4 Pro VCL
I cannot type UNICODE with them....
Wim ten BrinkSelf-employed developerCommented:
Unicode in Delphi is flawed when you're using the default Delphi controls. The problem is that on NT/W2K/XP there are two versions of each control. One ANSI version and one Unicode version. Delphi only supports the ANSI version. The TNT controls offer Unicode versions for these controls though, but basically what they have to do is rewrite most of the VCL. It's a difficult task.

Now, to answer your question, please look at:
QUOTE: Use of Unicode in LMD ElPack is optional, Unicode support can be disabled via conditional defines. If your application works mostly with ANSI data, it makes sense to avoid ANSI-Unicode conversion by turning off Unicode.

Now, did you check the conditional defines before you compiled your version?

Also, look at for limitations of the package. You might be using a font that doesn't support unicode, in which case it's useless to even try to enter something unicode-like.
lehongwangAuthor Commented:
can anyone tell me how to use  ElPack 4.0 AT RUNTIME because i have purchased but couldnot use....

thanks for helping - it's shared to all
As a registered user you can access the registered users area on LMD ElPack site. This area is available at

ElPack 4 Pro VCL
UserName: biresu
Password: ZO6oVUx8dEh5d8ke

ElPack 4 Pro CLX
UserName: kayopa
Password: VID2ZIja8IrapA1A

To install this file, you will need to apply the registration key. The key file in regedit's *.reg format attached. Due to problems with some firewalls and system administrators that filter *.reg file attachments the registration file has *.key extension. To apply it, simply open it in your mail client or save it to disk and open it from there. This is a registry file, so when you open the registration file, you will be asked whether you want to import information to the registry. Answer "Yes" and the key will be applied. If nothing happens when you attempt to open the registration file, please change file extension from *.key to *.reg.


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