I don't really know much French, so I never did this before. But when you try
to display a text encoded in CP1252 with the CP850 setting, it obviously won't
display properly because of the different encodings. I am afraid that vDosPlus
cannot do much about this because this is really a file encoding problem. For
example, if you open a file encoded in some Code Page X in a text editor set to
some Code Page Y (where X and Y are different), then the text won't show up
correctly either. You need to use the same code page in the text editor as the
code page of the file, or you can use some specialized tools to convert the
encoding of the file from CP1252 to CP850 in order to be displayed properly in
the Code Page 850 environment. Hope this helps.
On Thursday, November 3, 2016 3:25 PM, Paul Breeze
Some time ago I set up Vdos with code page 1252 and then using a special
1252 font that was modified for me by Kari, I could move text between
Windows and XY4 seamlessly in English or French.
I haven't needed to use that facility for some time, but when I tried to
copy some French text from a browser in Windows 7 to XY4 under Vdoslfn
today it didn't translate correctly. It would only work if I set the
code page in VDoslfn to 850 of 437. I also have an old VDos
installation and a new VDosPlus installation and both seem to behave in
the same way.
Is VDos... now performing some translation of its own? I need to know
what is happening because if I switch all my settings to CP 850, then
the files that were written using CP 1252 are corrupted.