RE: Unicode in Microsoft Notepad, WinWord, and Word

From: Murray Sargent (
Date: Mon Dec 13 1999 - 17:25:15 EST

Have you tried using PocketWord? It runs on WinCE and uses the RichEdit 2.5
edit control engine, which is Unicode based. PocketWord isn't shipped on
all WinCE platforms, though. (Sigh!)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Allan, Ryan []
> Sent: Monday, December 13, 1999 11:59 AM
> To: Unicode List
> Subject: Unicode in Microsoft Notepad, WinWord, and Word
> I work for a company that produces handheld PC's that run Windows CE. We
> are having a problem with transferring text files from the handhelds to a
> desktop PC via PCMCIA card and editing these files under Notepad and then
> transferring them back to the handheld PC via the PCMCIA card. When you
> open the file on the handheld using NPP.exe, basically a text editor such
> as
> Notepad for the CE environment, after this procedure is done, there are
> extra unicode characters added that were not input from the editing. Was
> wondering if anyone had any knowledge of this problem and how it can be
> avoided? Is there a word processing application that can be used that
> will
> not add the extra unicode characters, or does anyone know how these extra
> characters are added in the first place from the Notepad application?
> Does
> anyone know anything about the NPP.EXE application and how it recognizes
> characters?
> Any help would be appreciated,
> Ryan Allan

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