[fpc-pascal] question about changing default ASCII table in thefpc 2.2.0 IDE
Noel and Marie
nandm at adam.com.au
Tue Jul 6 03:22:06 CEST 2010
Thank you Tomas for tracking down the bug and filing the bug report. It was
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tomas Hajny" <XHajT03 at hajny.biz>
To: "FPC-Pascal users discussions" <fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org>
Cc: <ganmax at narod.ru>; "Noel and Marie" <nandm at adam.com.au>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 5:32 AM
Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal] question about changing default ASCII table in
thefpc 2.2.0 IDE
> On 25 Jun 10, at 8:07, Noel and Marie wrote:
> Hi Noel,
>> Thanks Tomas. I didn't see your promise to look at the problem.
> Sorry, it took somewhat longer, but the results are here:
> 1) It works as expected if _not_ using unit Crt.
> 2) There is a bug in implementation of unit Crt for Windows. This bug
> stems from May 2006 already and it was a result of a patch from Maxim
> Ganetsky trying to fix bug #6785
> (http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=6785). Since that patch, all
> output with unit Crt uses the so called ANSI code page under Windows
> which is IMHO wrong. I've added a comment to bug #6785 and filed a
> new bug report (http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=16846) - you
> may want to monitor that one in order to be notified when it gets
> Until the bug is fixed, there are several possible solutions for you,
> - You may comment line 699 (and preferably also line 743) in your
> local copy of rtl/win/crt.pp (trunk version from SVN) and recompile
> RTL (and packages). That isn't a complete fix, but it should probably
> be sufficient for your needs.
> - If you only need to output this one particular character, you may
> do so using the particular Win32 API directly. Admittedly not very
> nice and certainly not portable, but at least a possible workaround.
> - If you don't need unit Crt, you may simply remove it from your uses
>> I have just relied on email replies for comments etc. How do I look at
>> comments, other questions, etc on the Web?
> Sorry, I'm not sure if I understand this question. Do you refer to an
> archive of this mailing list? If so, you can find a link on the FPC
> WWW pages (under Mailing lists).
> Hope this helps
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Tomas Hajny" <XHajT03 at hajny.biz>
>> To: "FPC-Pascal users discussions" <fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 11:59 PM
>> Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal] question about changing default ASCII table in
>> fpc 2.2.0 IDE
>> On Thu, June 24, 2010 06:41, Noel and Marie wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > I would like to print a square root symbol using write(chr(251)); as I
>> > could before SP3 for XP was installed on my PC.
>> > Currently am getting a superscript 1 rather than the square root symbol
>> > from
>> > write(chr(251)).
>> > I've tried the following kind suggestions of Tomas Hajny, unfortunately
>> > without success:
>> > 1. In a command shell I entered
>> > CHCP 437 and then ran the program
>> > 2. Modified the source code to include the Windows unit and added line
>> > setConsoleOutputCP(437);,
>> > compiled and then ran the program.
>> > I examined the registry settings in directory Codepage.
>> > Name Data
>> > (default ) (value not set)
>> > ...
>> > ACP 1252
>> > MACCP 10000
>> > OEMCP 850
>> > OEMHAL vgaoem.fon
>> > Changed OEMCP to 437 and got an accented 'u'. Then
>> > restored
>> > the system.
>> > I wonder if anyone can suggest a solution to the problem.
>> I still intend to have a look at it (as promised previously), just had no
>> time for that (if noone else provides answer till then).
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