[Bug 10864] Unable to display chinese/japanese in utorrent

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Fri May 29 23:12:23 CDT 2009


Andrea Denzler <denzler at usa.net> changed:

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--- Comment #13 from Andrea Denzler <denzler at usa.net>  2009-05-29 23:12:21 ---
I'm the developer of AndreaMosaic and have the same issues showing chinese
characters. For a developer there exists two ways to show foreign characters:
1) change current locale / code page to chinese and send the correct data
encoding to the windows/dialog boxes. This is compatible since Win98 (at
2) send directly unicode characters to the windows/dialog boxes. This is
compatible only since Win2000.

Personally I prefer the method 2 because it works on any Windows installation
regardless of the codepage and user settings. Also it's the only way to show
multiple character types in the same application (for example russian, chinese
and arabic characters at the same time). So AndreaMosaic is sending always
unicode characters to the windows/dialog boxes and expect unicode characters as
the input.

The source of the problem seems that the standard Fonts included with Wine
(Arial, Courier, Tahoma) doesn't contain the full unicode characters set
(chinese). If I install a unicode font (for example the free
http://unifoundry.com/unifont.html) and if I change all the fonts in the
application to unifont then the Chinese characters are correctly displayed.

A part of the workaround, I think that any Windows program should be able to
show well Unicode characters (and not only through the settings of the current
locale). Or is the problem on the base, i.e Wine doesn't support Unicode at


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