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How to read UTF-8 .ini files

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Hello,

I want ro read strings with Greeks characters then display its in a Gui control so I think that I need to use UTF-8 codes.

I don't know if the cause of my problem is the reading operation or the GUI displays but the characters displayed in the GUI are not the same as the Ini file.

So my question is: How to do it correctly ?

Thanks

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Hi,

In new versions of AutoIt there support for Unicode, so you will need to save your Ini-file to Utf-8 encoding, and when you read it, the line will be as Utf-8, and use AutoIt3.exe to compile the script (this what i think SciTE uses by default), then you see right (as you want) characters (i think, hope :rolleyes: ).


 

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Thanks. I've testing what you wrote but unfortunaly it doesn't works for me.

Then, I've tried to save the .INI to Unicode and that works fine.

Perhaps I did something wrong or perhaps not.

I hope my experience will help others AutoIt programers.

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Hm....

I've testing what you wrote but unfortunaly it doesn't works for me.

But i wrote this (if you not notice) :

you will need to save your Ini-file to Utf-8 encoding

And you say that...

Then, I've tried to save the .INI to Unicode and that works fine.

Hm.... :rolleyes:


 

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This is what I want to say:

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When I save the file in UTF-8 that doesn't work, but when I saved it in selecting Unicode, it seems to work fine (I have ask a Greek to confirm it for me and I'm waiting his answer).

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So what wrong with Unicode encoding? why not save ini files in that encoding? that displayed correctly, isn't?


 

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@Starcom

- You need to save the language file in unicode format.. with notepad save as .. just like you did

- Futher your windows version must be configurered to support unicode format ..

- You'll need the latest version of AutoIT and download the latest autoit wrapper 1.9.2

- Add this line to the au3 file : #AutoIt3Wrapper_UseAnsi=n

That must do the trick

futher could you make a screenshot use this text Λάθος it means error


Best regards,Emiel Wieldraaijer

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