Printing with Unicode characters

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    Question Printing with Unicode characters

    I need to print out a Unicode character. I stored it in wchar_t type, and it stores it fine because when I use printf() to print it out and I try %d I get the correct number of the character. But I want to print out the actual character itself and I don't know how to do that (%?). Plus I want to know how to put the character (no assignment, I just type it in the code) in printf() itself but it isn't recognized that way. Maybe I need to use something besides printf()?

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    I changed it to wprintf(), but still have a problem. This is the line of code:
    wprintf ("This is the hiragana: %c", j);
    And this is the error I'm getting:
    warning C4133: 'function' : incompatible types - from 'char [25]' to 'const wchar_t *'

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    Is j a wchar_t? Read the man page, because some of the conversion operators act differently.
    What you want is probably
    wprintf("This is the hiragana %lc", j);

    がんばって!

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    Yes, it's a wchar_t.
    wchar_t j = L'が';
    I went ahead and did the change you suggested but I still get the same error. :-/

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    Read the man page to find out how to use wprintf correctly
    http://www.icewalkers.com/Linux/ManPages/wprintf-3.html

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    Ok I did that and the warning's gone now, but in the console window it prints out a question mark.

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    Boot your computer in Jap mode. Or I think there is an environment variable that you would need to change in your program to set your character set to unicode. Research on unicode some more before attempting this.

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    I found something called SetConsoleOutputCP but I don't have the associated header files (wincon.h and windows.h).

    BTW, I'm using Visual C++ Express 2005. It seems that windows.h was removed in this version or moved elsewhere?
    Last edited by chibisetsuna7; 06-18-2006 at 05:29 PM.

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    Installing it right now - see y'all in, let's see... at the rate this is going, ~200 hours. >_<

    Edit:
    And now I can't get SetConsoleOutputCP() to actually change the codepage (and I have it set to Lucida Console as the font), but GetConsoleCP() does work. I just can't change the codepage.

    Edit again:
    OK I was supposed to use GetConsoleOutputCP() and it did change the codepage apparently. But the character still shows up as a question mark.
    Last edited by chibisetsuna7; 06-18-2006 at 07:20 PM.

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    What's wrong with this code?

    Code:
    #include <tchar.h>
    #include <wchar.h>
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main(int argc, char **argv)
    {
    	char i = '\n';
    
    	wchar_t j = L'が';
    
            // I have also tried other codepages and checked registry
    	SetConsoleOutputCP(65001);
    
    	printf("\nHello SDL User!\n");
    	printf ("The codepage is %d\n", GetConsoleOutputCP());
    	wprintf (L"This is the hiragana: %lc", j);
    	
    	scanf_s ("%c", &i);
    	return 0;
    }

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    You will have to use a console font which supports hiragana.

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    It's already in Lucida Console.

    Edit:
    I've tried to change the codepage to 932 both from the program and with chcp in the command line and it says it's invalid or something.
    Last edited by chibisetsuna7; 06-19-2006 at 09:51 PM.

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    Lucida console is a Japanese font?

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