Utf8 encode

Posted on 2013-11-21
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
Hi Experts,

Please I need help to convert string to utf8.


cabeça - > cabe%C3%A7a
zé -> z%C3%A9
avó -> %C3%B3

I need to store the converted value in a variable.
I tried to use utf8encode(variable) but did not work.


But the result was "cabeça" and not "cabe%C3%A7a" as expected.

Please, some help.
Question by:alpires

Expert Comment

ID: 39667564
UTF8Encode Converts a WideString value to a UTF8 string.

change your string var to WideString
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Accepted Solution

Sinisa Vuk earned 500 total points
ID: 39667611
No, this is not native utf8 converting. This strings is for web... I'm right?
You need string to url encoding. Some examples here:

...but here is windows api function in wininet:
uses WinInet;
function EncodeUri(aSrc: String): String;
  Size: Cardinal;
  Buff: String;
  Size := MAX_PATH;
  SetLength(Buff, Size);
  if not InternetCanonicalizeUrl(PChar(aSrc), PChar(Buff), Size, 0) then
    Size := 0;
  SetLength(Buff, Size);
  Result := Buff;

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