[Lazarus] Errors reading non-English characters

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Fri Dec 23 00:59:39 CET 2016

On Thu, 22 Dec 2016 18:32:49 -0500
"David M. Lawrence via Lazarus" <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:

> I have been trying to update that model, however, and it does not read 
> non-English characters such as the accented "e" in "Abéché" correctly.
> In the older code, the program could read such strings from a text file 
> fine, but when I try to compile an updated version of the program, the  
> updated version reads the site name from a file such as the one below 
> and translates "Abéché" into "Ab?ch?".

FPC 3.0.0 introduced string encoding and automatic conversions.

Lazarus and the LCL uses UTF-8 encoded strings. If your file is not
UTF-8, but some Windows codepage, that might create such an effect.
Probably you need to insert a conversion somewhere.



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