From: Paul Johnston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Oct 04 2006 - 10:52:56 CST
I am using Unicode throughout my system (a web-based database for
tracking work). I am forced to use a tool (htmldoc - for html to PDF
conversion) that does not support unicode in any manner. This should not
be a significant problem in practice, as all the data is in English.
However, I am having problems with a few characters, primarily an
apostrophe-like character (don't know the code offhand; it's not in
If I encode the output as Windows-1251, the character causes an error.
If I used utf-8 it causes visual garbage in the output. What would be
ideal is to perform a "visually approximate" conversion to Windows-1251,
which would replace this with a regular apostrophe. I am happy to accept
the risks that such an approximation carries.
I know Windows can do this, as retrieving values from controls using a
non-Unicode interface does exactly this conversion. However, I have not
been able to find out how I can perform the conversion at will. I
apologise if this is not the most appropriate forum for this question,
but I have been looking long ang hard for this without success.
Many thanks for any help you can offer,
P.S. If someone can suggest a unicode compatible replacement for
htmldoc, that would satisfy me too!