Accented characters

Accented characters

Post by Stefan Lech » Sat, 25 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Hi,

Can anybody help me or give me more information concerning the use of
accented characters ?

In the application I'm building I want to read language dependent files
as a starting point to build menus.

Thanks in advance.
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As the subject says, I'm trying to type European accent characters in
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