Unicode style in win32/PythonWin
kxroberto at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 12 09:35:46 CET 2006
Neil Hodgson wrote:
> > After "is_platform_unicode = <auto>", scintilla displays some unicode
> > as you showed. but the win32-functions (e.g. MessageBox) still do not
> > pass through wide unicode.
> Win32 issues are better discussed on the python-win32 mailing list
> which is read by more of the people interested in working on this library.
> Patches that improve MessageBox in particular or larger sets of
> functions in a general way are likely to be welcomed.
ok. I have no patches so far as of now - maybe later. Played with
Heller's ctypes for my urgent needs. That works correct with unicode
>>> import ctypes
My recommendation for the general style of unicode integration in win32
* output-functions should dispatch auto on unicode paramams in order to
use the apropriate xxxW-functions
* input-functions (which are used much more infrequent in apps!) should
accept an additional unicode=1 parameter (e.g.:
SetWindowText(unicode=1); please not extra xxxW -functions! thus one
can easily virtualize apps with something like
* or: input-functions should also auto-run unicode when a significant
string calling parameter is unicode - same as with filesystem-functions
in normal python. Example: win32api.FindFiles(u"*") is same as
FindFiles("*",unicode=1) and is better as FindFilesW("*")
Thus existing ansi apps can be converted to unicode aware apps with
minimum extra efforts.
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