Mailing List Archived Message #189

From: "Gregg Young" <> Full Headers
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Subject: Re: [lswitcher-dev] Russian and Spanish on Russian (was Saving settings and undo stuff [...])
Date: Sat, 02 Jan 2021 15:20:07 -0700 (MST)
To: "lSwitcher Developers Mailing List" <>

On Wed, 16 Dec 2020 13:19:05 +0100 Alfredo Fernández Díaz wrote:
>On 20/12/16 01:53, Alfredo Fern�ndez D�az wrote:
>>On 20/12/13 21:20, Gregg Young wrote:
>>>3. Determine the effect of the codepage and font changes for Russian
>>>when lSwitcher is run on a Russian etc system.
>>Will be checking tomorrow, now that I am at it for a while.
>K, I installed a Russian AOS before going to sleep, I've been
>fiddling with it this morning.
>The lSwitcher module won't install because it can't find XWP. This
>is a problem with Unicode handling in WarpIN -- the o-umlaut � in
>"Ulrich M�ller" translates to a Russian F I can't type here, and that
>dependence is incorrectly reported as missing.

If it a warpin problem probably the only solution is to take the accented character out.

>Letting that aside for the moment being, both lSwitcher 2.92 and 2.93
>seem to work OK under Russian AOS, both using Russian and Spanish.
>v2.93 switches to WarpSans and CP850 when Spanish is selected, and
>it works, and uses Times New Roman otherwise. v2.92 just works using
>WarpSans all the time (Styler active, D'oh!).
>I can send screenshots later on if necessary.
>What I have discovered now (read: didn't notice before because all
>non-English codepages incorporate English as a subset) is that some more
>dialog tabs may need to be switched to CP1207, namely anything that
>might incorporate window titles, etc. from the system if running in a
>language that uses a different codepage.
>Case in point: running lSwitcher in Spanish on the Russian system
>(aren't we supposed to test stuff?), the application uses CP850, which
>seems logical in principle, and Spanish displays just right. However,
>when Russian window titles are injected into the popup dialog, or the
>filter lists, they come up as gibberish (because CP850 does not know
>about Russian chars). To have them both displayed correctly at the same
>time, CP1207 should be used, window titles be converted before being
>inserted, etc.
>This is important to ponder considering just how multilingual do we want
>to go? ;)

Send me a screenshot of this so I am sure I understand what the problem is. I might be able to set the code page to 866 for the controls in question when the system language is Russian. Thanks


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