Author Topic: How to make CB editor and Windows agree on a character set?  (Read 9628 times)

Offline codecub

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How to make CB editor and Windows agree on a character set?
« on: January 15, 2014, 08:55:05 pm »
Hi,

how can I tell CB's editor "make my C console program to conform to Windows' console codepage 850"?

I do not see any possibility in Settings > Editor > Other Settings

Thank you,

codecub

P.S. I use CB 13.12 on Windows 8 (Release 13.12 rev 9501 (2013/12/25 19:25:45) gcc 4.7.1 Windows/unicode - 32 bit)

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Re: How to make CB editor and Windows agree on a character set?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 09:32:37 pm »
As far as i know this can't be done at compile time, so it is not a c::b related issue, and so this forum is the wrong place to ask...

anyway her is a hint to google for: system("chcp XXXX");

(and a personal recommendation: use utf8 in your c/c++ files and in your windows console)

greetings

Offline codecub

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Re: How to make CB editor and Windows agree on a character set?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 10:02:21 pm »
@BlueHazzard:

Thanks, but I tried all that before, such as chcp 65001 and setting CB's editor to utf8, to no avail!
And I was posting to this forum because in
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17808673/c-spanish-question-mark
they state
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The fundamental problem is...that the console and your C++ text editor disagree on what that character is. The two are using different character codes for many characters beyond those needed for English.
Since changing Windows' console coding to 65001 (supposedly utf8) did not work, I thought naively CB's editor would be more flexible and I could get him to use codepage 850. So I turned to this forum, because I use the CB text editor.

So, bye-bye Windows  :(, and hello Linux for C-console programs  because CB and shell work very well together in Ubuntu

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Re: How to make CB editor and Windows agree on a character set?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 10:46:09 pm »
the steps i did to make unicode possible on windows (i use utf 8 so i can use the code on linux and windows easily)

1) On windows system("chcp 65001"); as first code line in main
2) you have to use printf on widows, cout doesn't work
3) Save all files as UTF-8 encoded:
    * Edit -> File Encoding -> untick System defaults
    * Edit -> File Encoding ->tick utf8
4) save file ( check if at the bottom  is written UTF-8)
5) Select an utf8 capable font in all cmd windows. (not the standard font) (eg. use Lucida Console)
6) compile and run

with this method you don't have to use the ugly L"" and wcout and wchar_t things...

i hope this works... I can't test it because i don't have a windows machine anymore...

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« Last Edit: February 04, 2014, 10:44:01 pm by BlueHazzard »

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Re: How to make CB editor and Windows agree on a character set?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 07:21:06 am »
Your steps work great with CB on Windows 8 64bit, thank you so much  :)
 
Thank you,

codecub

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Re: How to make CB editor and Windows agree on a character set?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 12:22:05 pm »
And your recipe works also with naked mingw and Notepad++ as editor. I'll go open the bubbly!