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Hi,
We are building a software for a company that deals with chinese people. the want a program is operated in English entirely, except one field. This field needs to store a name in chinese, using chinese symbols. We face the problem where once we enter some text using say Chinese Simplified, it looks fine up to the point when the control gets an <enter> . It's content here changes to "???" I assume this is due to the fact the the chinese symbols are stored as double-byte and this is the time when the conversion happens
We are using standard English version of Windows XP Pro
What are the choices ?

TIA,
Tom
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by:danaseaman
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Try this Unicode TextBox. Uses UTF-16 strings (not DBCS) and will work on any OS, not just Chinese.

http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=70658&lngWId=1
or latest control from:
http://kontu.selfip.info/vb6/projects/Unicode/UniText/ 

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This UTF-16 Chinese string can be used for testing:

   Dim sChs    As String
   
   sChs = "CHS: " & ChrW$(&H6B22) & ChrW$(&H8FCE)

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by:tom_szabo
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Hi Danaseaman,
My only issue is that I am not using VB but Visual Object, so I would need the control to be an OCX. Does this have an OCX version that you know of, or is there any other that could be used?

TIA,

Tom
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Compiled to UniTextBox.ocx.
You can download here:
http://download636.mediafire.com/nbnt02jzzudg/jmndmy0ym0n/UniTextMerri.zip


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by:tom_szabo
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Thanks for that, you have guided me to the right thing, but it doesn't want to work... I can actually get it to show in the form but when I click in it with the mouse, it quits the program without even a message
Ayway, that is not yor fault. Do you know any other OCX?  TIA, Tom
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If you have Office installed then you could try TextBox in "Forms 2.0 Object Library".
I assume you have installed Far East language support in XP:
http://www.cyberactivex.com/UnicodeTutorialVb.htm#Wheres_the_Beef_%28Unicode%29


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by:tom_szabo
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I think you already done your work for the points so I will consider this as complete, will post a new question if this second option will not do me either, thanks again, Tom

I really appreciate your prompt answer!
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I really appreciate your prompt answer!
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