A Unicode VBA IDE?
Posted on 2013-01-18
Hello experts! I've created an Access application on the idea of flashcards for learning new languages.
After you get into the application you choose which language you want to study. Then you can watch a series of "cards" I had prepared, with words in the foreign language, and play some games with them etc. You can also insert new foreign words if you want.
My language is Hebrew, so my codepage in windows is Hebrew. This enables me to write some Hebrew in VBA code, for displaying MsgBox with Hebrew messages and so on.
The problem is: once my codepage was set to Hebrew, I can't write anything in the foreign language into VBA code - things like "u" with 2 dots over it for German or Turkish, c with a cedilla underneath for Portuguese, the special yumushak-G for Turkish, or any other foreign characters not present in the basic char-map of English/Hebrew. If I set windows codepage to Turkish, I would be able to write Turkish characters in VBA code, but not any other foreign characters of other languages, and so on.
Is there a way to overcome the non-Unicode-nature of VBA environment? Thank you.