Re: Conversion of DBCS / MBCS characters to UTF8

From: Paul Keinanen (keinanen@sci.fi)
Date: Fri Jan 14 2000 - 14:03:08 EST


On Fri, 14 Jan 2000 09:56:45 -0800 (PST), "Magda Danish (Unicode)"
<v-magdad@microsoft.com> wrote:

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>Unicode, Inc. - (650)693-3921
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kedar Moghe [mailto:kmoghe@quark.com.sg]
>Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2000 7:13 PM
>To: 'info@unicode.org'
>Subject: I need some support.
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>Hello,
> I work with Quark Media House (URL: http:www.quark.com). Here, I am
>developing a software product for Japanese market, which requires conversion
>of DBCS / MBCS characters to UTF8 and vice versa. Basically, it is
>Windows/NT environment.

I am not sure if I understood the problem correctly, but you could
convert the Japanese DBCS/MBCS codepage to 16 bit Unicode characters
using the MultiByteToWideChar Win32 API and then convert those Unicode
characters to UTF-8 using WideCharToMultiByte and specifying the code
page as CP_UTF8. To convert in the opposite direction the same
routines can be called with different parameters.

Note that the CP_UTF8 "code page" for converting from/to Unicode is
only supported on Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000, so if support for
Windows NT 3.51 is required, these simple conversions may have to be
written.

Paul Keinšnen



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