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I'm trying to display some english text but when I render it I get chinese characters. What params do I need to change/set? Below is what I currently have:
...

D3DXFONT_DESC fontDesc;
fontDesc.Height = 20;
fontDesc.Width = 10;
fontDesc.Weight = FW_NORMAL;
fontDesc.MipLevels = 0;
fontDesc.Italic = false;
fontDesc.CharSet = DEFAULT_CHARSET;
fontDesc.OutputPrecision = OUT_DEFAULT_PRECIS;
fontDesc.Quality = DEFAULT_QUALITY;
fontDesc.PitchAndFamily = DEFAULT_PITCH | FF_DONTCARE;
_tcscpy( fontDesc.FaceName, _T("Times New Roman") );

HRESULT Result = D3DXCreateFontIndirect( d3ddev, &fontDesc, &FontData );
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std::string wtf( "testing" );
RECT hi;
hi.left = 0;
hi.top = 0;
hi.bottom = fontDesc.Height;
hi.right = fontDesc.Width * wtf.size();

FontData->DrawText( 0, (LPCWSTR)(wtf.c_str()), -1, &hi, DT_LEFT, D3DCOLOR_XRGB( 255, 0, 0 ) );


Note that I just get an error when I replace (LPCWSTR)(wtf.c_str()) with _T(wtf.c_str()) - I get 'Lwtf' : undeclared identifier. Stupid macros... Also, I'm getting Result as D3D_OK. [Edited by - 16bit_port on April 12, 2010 9:10:47 PM]

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You can't convert an ansi string to a unicode string just by casting it, you either need to use one of the APIs for doing so or use wstring instead...

std::wstring wtf( "testing" );

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jbb, thanks, it worked, however I had to change it to

std::wstring wtf( L"testing" );

to get it to work.




EvilSteve, thanks for the link. It was very informative.

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