RE: Unicode Support in Memphis/Win98?

From: Lori Brownell (
Date: Fri Dec 19 1997 - 20:59:10 EST

The Windows 98 product will have no additional Unicode support in the base
operating system than Windows 95 had. The Unicode support is limited to
encoding conversion support provided by MultiByteToWideChar and
WideCharToMultiByte and Unicode rendering via the W variants of the TextOut
family of APIs.

Lori Brownell
Sr. Program Manager
Personal and Business Systems Division - Microsoft

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert C. Parker []
> Sent: Friday, December 19, 1997 9:25 AM
> To: Multiple Recipients of
> Subject: Re: Unicode Support in Memphis/Win98?
> MS claims that Win 98 is a 'subset' of NT 5.0, so it should
> have the same support as NT. I don't know anything more than that.
> >Anyone know any details of to what extent Win98 will support unicode?
> >I would guess it's somewhat more than Win95 and somewhat less than
> >NT. I am a beta tester but have found extremely little information on
> >this subject. Anyone aware of anywhere on MSDN or the beta web site
> >or anywhere else where I could learn more about this?
> Robert Charles PARKER | "Now Flasher! Now Dasher! Now Raster and Bixel!
> | On Phosphor! On Photon! On Baudrate and Pixel!
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