[vtkusers] Can VTK be built for UNICODE in visual studio 2013 C++?
david.gobbi at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 15:59:58 EDT 2015
In general, no. To be more specific:
1) The vtk examples all use "main" instead of "wmain", therefore the
program arguments use the Windows 8-bit codepage rather than unicode.
2) When VTK does system calls (opening/closing files etc) it does one of
three things, depending on exactly what VTK class is using the file:
a) some classes use the non-"wide" system calls, i.e. 8-bit all the way
b) some classes use kwsys, which for the most part converts 8-bit strings
to Windows unicode and then calls the "wide" system methods
c) some classes open files with a third-party library, e.g. libjpeg jpeg
files or libpng for png files, and I'm not sure what those third-party
libraries do under-the-hood.
I think it would be nice if VTK, as a rule, always used either utf-8
strings or vtkUnicodeString internally, and always used "wide" system calls
on Windows, with automatic conversion between utf-8 and Windows unicode
whenever necessary. That's still a ways off, though. It would be a
sizeable job for anyone to implement and test this.
On Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 12:14 PM, Andy Chen <zchenandy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can anyone please let me know the answer? I mean compile and build as it
> Thanks for your help in advance.
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