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string literal - character code
Member #3,479
April 2003

How to insert a character into the string by the characters numeric code?

this works:


but these dont:


What's wrong with them? I'm using mingw.

EDIT: Now I see it works with standard printf, but doesnt with texprintf_ex, because char is signed and the value 0x80 is negative.

Andrei Ellman
Member #3,434
April 2003

Are you trying to print the Euro sign? While it's position in the Windows-1252 encoding is 0x80, it's position in the ISO 8859-15 is 0xA4.

As for Allegro's texprintf_ex(), Allegro uses UTF-8 by default, which means that unless you change the text-encoding format with set_uformat(), you must specify character constants in UTF-8 format.


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Member #3,861
September 2003

Little help:

set_uformat( U_ASCII );

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Member #3,479
April 2003

Thanks. Setting uformat works.

Tobias Dammers
Member #2,604
August 2002

Always does.
You could also use a text editor that supports UTF-8 (scite for example does), but I that'd be hackish, and generally unreadable on a non-utf8-editor. It is very useful when working with XML, though.

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