I guess wxgtk 2.6 in Debian is built in Unicode mode, and while I noticed some random bits and pieces of TerAngreal with stuff in #ifdef wxUSE_UNICODE conditionals, and some wxStrings are converted with wxString::mb_str(), it's generally incomplete.
If build in Unicode mode, wxChar is a wchar_t, otherwise it's an 8 bit char. Wx provides some objects to convert between char* in various encodings, and wxChar (whichever of the above it might be). So I think to create a wxString from an ASCII char* you do this: const char* cstr = "foo"; wxString wxstr(cstr, wxConvUTF8); In Unicode mode, wxString uses the predefined wxConvUTF8 object to convert cstr from UTF8 (ASCII) to Unicode. In non-unicode mode it just uses cstr, or maybe wxConvUTF8 actally does no conversion... whatever. And to get a UTF8 string: cstr = (const char*) wxstr.mb_str(); Again, in Unicode mode, mb_str() converts to ASCII, while in non-unicode mode it just returns the ASCII string. Maybe you need to do this, not 100% certain yet: cstr = (const char*) wxstr.mb_str(wxConvUTF8); And of course string literals have different syntax, wx provides the wxT macro to do the right thing depending on the mode (though for the most part we are already using that in terangreal). I made a few changes along those lines and got wxterangreal to build but now it crashes in CS, as does wxtest, in csDriverDBReader. Has anyone else been hacking on Terangreal to build in unicode mode? Anyone want my patch while I figure out why it's crashing? (I suspect that some combination of my graphics hardware and X configuration is revealing the crashing bug) I have a bunch of other modifications I made to terangreal mixed in at the moment, though, I'd have to seperate them. One thing we will need to do is add support for different encodings to things like the talkative message strings and property values. Or maybe just change them to always use unicode? Reed _______________________________________________ vos-d mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.interreality.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vos-d