unicode support

This is a discussion on unicode support within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; does windows 2000, xp, or vista fully support unicode by means of the api?i am currently reading programming windows and ...

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    unicode support

    does windows 2000, xp, or vista fully support unicode by means of the api?i am currently reading programming windows and he often complains on how windows 98 doesn't support unicode and i was wondering if windows has grown to support it since then.

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    Yes, NT and upwards supports UTF-16 Unicode variant natively (actually, ANSI will be converted to unicode internally, if you use legacy APIs).
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    what is legacy code?

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    Legacy - old/outdated.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    the windows api isnt legacy code is it???

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    The ANSI version of the API is.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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