Entering Multi-Byte Characters using the editor

Technical Note 59999

Architectures:

All

Component:

ewgui

Updated:

8/13/2018 8:20 AM

Introduction

The editor fails to correctly paste a multi-byte string written in a non-Latin alphabet. What can be done?

Comment on the editor

The editor can enter Multi-Byte Characters that are part of the present locale (alphabet, code page etc.), but the editor can not handle several code pages (locales, alphabets etc.) at the same time.

Solution

Change the locale of the PC and enter the text (see the attached .pdf file), or convert the text outside the IAR Embedded Workbench IDE to hex values.

Comment on source

The source (C and assembler) must be written in ASCII, as defined by the ISO-standard for C.

Further reading

 

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