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    Unicode printing in Kylix


    Hi,

    I am trying to print some east-european characters using
    Printer.Canvas.TextOut but instead of each desired character I am getting
    two different characters - as if unicode is ignored. I have set
    canvas.font.charset to fcsunicode. Whether I print to paper or to a
    postscript file, I get the same. I doubt it has anything to do with the
    printer driver (Epson LQ-100) settings because from Mozilla I can print the
    characters just fine.

    When I compared the postscript files generated by Mozilla and my Kylix
    program, I noticed that Mozilla converted parts of text containing unicode
    characters into byte codes, something like this:

    ( 140/000/155/000/166/001 ) unicodeshow

    Where unicode characters ended up having the second byte > 000.

    Meanwhile, text that didn't contain unicode characters turned out like this:

    ( sometext ) show

    In my program's output, I could see all text, none was converted into codes
    like above, and since the viewer (GEDIT) was able to show unicode
    characters, I saw them on the screen correctly.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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    Instead of fcsUnicode (which I used because Linux treats EASTEUROPE_CHARSET as fcsUnicode and
    I use EASTEUROPE_CHARSET under windows) I should have used fcsLatin2.

    I still have a similar problem with Menus - top level of the menus (the always visible part) shows unicode characters, submenus don't.

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