[fpc-pascal] FPC 3.x for Windows and code page conversion

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Mon Nov 23 17:06:01 CET 2015

On Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:43:18 +0100
Lubos Pintes <lubos.pintes at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am developing a console application which receives an UTF-8 encoded 
> text through stdin.
> The text is, after possible modification, sent to SAPI5. The SAPI5 
> generated interface wrappers have parameters of type string.
> In FPC 2.6.4, I used UTF8toANSI on various places and that worked well. 
> Now after reading about FPC 3.x's unicode support, I thought that adding 
> this line say after begin in the main program could be enough:
> SetMultiByteConversionCodePage(CP_UTF8);

The above setting makes UTF8ToAnsi to convert the string to UTF-16 and
back to UTF-8.

> It however doesn't work.
> How can I solve this without conversion to ANSI?

Do you want to convert an UTF8 string to the system codepage?
Are you using any Lazarus units?


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