How do I remove special characters / hyroglyphs from print output (MFC Dialog print)?

Posted on 2010-08-26
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I'm new to MFC programming and have been working on a Database application.  I'm more experienced in COBOL and VBA so alot of this is new to me.
I have attached an example of my print layout and the coding to produce it, any help / guidance would be greatly appreciated.
void CDB3tutorialView::OnDraw(CDC* pDC)


	// TODO: Add your specialized code here and/or call the base class

	CDB3tutorialDoc* pDoc = GetDocument();


	CString strTmp;

	CDatabase database;

	CString SqlString;

	int ysize = 400;

	CString	sFirstName = _T("");

	CString	sLastName = _T("");

	CString	sAge = _T("");

	CString	sProject = _T("");

	CString	sCompleted = _T("");

	CString sDriver = _T("MICROSOFT ACCESS DRIVER (*.mdb)");

	CString sDsn;

	CString sFile = _T("c:\\Users\\A Telfer\\Desktop\\TestDB.mdb");

	CRect rect (100, 100, 10000, 10000);


		pDC->TextOutW( 200, 200, _T("First"));

		pDC->TextOutW( 200, 300, _T("-------"));

		pDC->TextOutW( 800, 200, _T("Last"));

		pDC->TextOutW( 800, 300, _T("-------"));

		pDC->TextOutW( 1300, 200, _T("Age"));

		pDC->TextOutW( 1300, 300, _T("---"));

		pDC->TextOutW( 1700, 200, _T("Project"));

		pDC->TextOutW( 1700, 300, _T("-------"));

		pDC->TextOutW( 2200, 200, _T("Completed?"));

		pDC->TextOutW( 2200, 300, _T("----------"));


		sDsn.Format( _T("ODBC;DRIVER={%s};DSN='';DBQ=%s"),sDriver,sFile);	


		// Allocate the recordset

		CRecordset recset( &database );

		// Build the SQL statement

		SqlString =  _T("SELECT FirstName, LastName, Age, Project, Completed ")

				_T("FROM Project");

		// Execute the query


		// Loop through each record

		while( !recset.IsEOF() )


			// Copy each column into a variable






			pDC->TextOutW( 200, ysize, sFirstName);

			pDC->TextOutW( 800, ysize, sLastName);

			pDC->TextOutW( 1300, ysize, sAge);

			pDC->TextOutW(1800, ysize, sProject);

			pDC->TextOutW(2350, ysize, sCompleted);

			// goto next record


			sFirstName = _T("");

			sLastName = _T("");

			sAge = _T("");

			sProject = _T("");

			sCompleted = _T("");

			ysize = ysize+100;



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Question by:atonline
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I have actually found out a solution to my problem.
It appears changing the Project "Character Set" to 'Multi-Byte' instead of 'Unicode' and a bit of code tweeking has resolved my problem.  (Example attached)

Any comments on alternatives will be appreciated.

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