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FS#98 - Refactor Windows UI code for Unicode support

Attached to Project: POV-Ray
Opened by Christoph Lipka (clipka) - Wednesday, 14 April 2010, 20:34 GMT
Last edited by William F Pokorny (wfpokorny) - Thursday, 01 December 2016, 14:30 GMT
Task Type Unimp. Feature/TODO
Category Source code → Refactoring/Cleanup
Status Tracked on GitHub
Assigned To Thorsten Fröhlich (thorsten)
Operating System All
Severity Medium
Priority Low
Reported Version 3.70 beta 36
Due in Version Future release
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 50%
Votes 0
Private No


Windows UI code should be refactored to use _TCHAR throughout instead of char, as well as the corresponding string function macros, to head for Unicode support.

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Comment by Thorsten Fröhlich (thorsten) - Sunday, 20 June 2010, 06:57 GMT

Note that for compatibility with the backend, it might be easier to use UTF8 throughout, and only convert to TCHAR strings in place where needed for display.

Comment by Christoph Lipka (clipka) - Sunday, 20 June 2010, 13:40 GMT

Whatever gets rid of the current hodgepodge. ATM the Windows UI code doesn't look like it will compile (and run properly) with any type of Unicode support at all.

Comment by Thorsten Fröhlich (thorsten) - Monday, 25 March 2013, 08:01 GMT

This will likely be in POV-Ray 3.7.1.

Comment by William F Pokorny (wfpokorny) - Thursday, 01 December 2016, 14:30 GMT
  • Field changed: Status (Investigating → Tracked on GitHub)

Now tracked on github as issue #164.