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How to support internationalization

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To support internationalization, we must change our character set to either MBCS or Unicode. Upon first impression, Unicode seems the simplest to implement, but is apparently not supported on Windows 95/98. SBCS - What every programmer is taught to use. - One byte per character. Direct correlation between data length and number of characters. - Does not support international characters. MBCS - Apparently compatible with SBCS. - Some characters are single byte, some are double byte. Hence no direct correlation between data length and number of characters. Unicode - Not compatible with SBCS or MBCS. - Two bytes per character. Direct correlation between data length and number of characters. - Apparently not supported on Windows 95/98. Has anyone here done internationalization on an application before? What were your experiences? Any pitfalls or gotchas that you came across? Steve ''Sly'' Williams  Code Monkey  Krome Studios

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