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Converts:
  • a character string in ANSI format (Windows) into a character string in UNICODE format.
    Windows Mobile No character string can be converted in this version.
  • a buffer containing a character string in ANSI format (Windows) into a buffer containing a character string in UNICODE format.
Reminder:
  • ANSI is the format of characters according to the Windows standard.
  • UNICODE is a mechanism for encoding characters. The UNICODE format is used to manage the different languages and the different character sets.
Versions 16 and later
Java This function is now available for the Java applications.
Android This function is now available for the Android applications.
New in version 16
Java This function is now available for the Java applications.
Android This function is now available for the Android applications.
Java This function is now available for the Java applications.
Android This function is now available for the Android applications.
Versions 17 and later
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for the iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 17
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for the iPhone/iPad applications.
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for the iPhone/iPad applications.
Versions 18 and later
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
New in version 18
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Windows Store apps mode.
Versions 21 and later
Apple Watch This function is now available in Apple Watch mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Apple Watch This function is now available in Apple Watch mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Apple Watch This function is now available in Apple Watch mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Example
MyUnicodeBuffer is Buffer
// Convert MyAnsiBuffer
// that contains a character string in ANSI format
// into a buffer containing a character string
// in UNICODE format
MyUnicodeBuffer = AnsiToUnicode(MyAnsiBuffer)
Reports and QueriesWindowsLinuxUniversal Windows 10 AppPHPAjaxUser code (UMC)
// Code to use in a non-Unicode project
MyUnicodeString is UNICODE string
MyUnicodeString = AnsiToUnicode("Developing is fantastic", charsetGreek)
Syntax
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Converting an ANSI character string Hide the details

<Result> = AnsiToUnicode(<Character String to Convert> [, <Charset>])
<Result>: UNICODE character string
  • Character string in UNICODE format.
  • EOT if a conversion problem occurred.
<Character String to Convert>: Character string
Character string in ANSI format to convert.
<Charset>: Optional Integer constant
Character set that will be used for the conversion.
charsetAnsiRoman characters in ANSI standard.
charsetArabicArabic characters.
charsetBalticBaltic characters.
charsetChineseChinese characters (People's Republic of China).
charsetTraditionalChineseTraditional Chinese characters (Republic of Taiwan).
charsetKoreanKorean characters
charsetCurrent
(Default value)
Uses the current character set specified by ChangeCharset (charsetOccidental by default).
charsetDefaultUses the default character set defined for the computer. No character set is forced.
charsetEastEuropeCharacters of Eastern Europe (Polish, ...)
charsetGreekGreek characters.
charsetHebrewHebrew characters.
charsetJapaneseJapanese characters.
Versions 20 and later
charsetMac
New in version 20
charsetMac
charsetMac
Characters to the Mac Roman standard (used on the old Macintosh versions).
charsetRussianRussian characters.
charsetThaiThai characters.
charsetTurkishTurkish characters.
charsetUTF8Used to manage the UTF8 format (used in XML for example).
charsetVietnameseVietnamese characters.

Converting a buffer containing a character string in ANSI format Hide the details

<Result> = AnsiToUnicode(<Buffer> [, <Charset>])
<Result>: Buffer
  • Buffer containing a character string in UNICODE format.
  • EOT if a conversion problem occurred.
<Buffer>: Buffer
Buffer containing a character string in ANSI format to convert. If <Buffer> contains a character string in Unicode format, <Result> will contain an invalid string.
<Charset>: Optional Integer constant
Character set that will be used for the conversion.
charsetAnsiRoman characters in ANSI standard.
charsetArabicArabic characters.
charsetBalticBaltic characters.
charsetChineseChinese characters (People's Republic of China).
charsetTraditionalChineseTraditional Chinese characters (Republic of Taiwan).
charsetKoreanKorean characters.
charsetCurrent
(Default value)
Current character set specified by ChangeCharset (charsetOccidental by default).
charsetDefault
Windows Mobile Default value
Uses the default character set defined for the computer. No character set is forced.
charsetEastEuropeEastern Europe characters (Polish, ...).
charsetGreekGreek characters.
charsetHebrewHebrew characters.
charsetJapaneseJapanese characters.
Versions 20 and later
charsetMac
New in version 20
charsetMac
charsetMac
Characters to the Mac Roman standard (used on the old Macintosh versions).
charsetOccidental
Windows Mobile Roman characters in ANSI standard.
charsetRussianRussian characters.
charsetThaiThai characters.
charsetTurkishTurkish characters.
charsetUTF8Used to manage the UTF8 format (used in XML for example).
charsetVietnameseVietnamese characters.
Remarks
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Result of string conversion

The result of the conversion is a character string or a buffer in UNICODE format. This string (or this buffer) can only be handled by the variables and functions that support the UNICODE format.
If a confusion occurs between a string in UNICODE format and a string in ANSI format, the conversion will be implicitly performed.
See Managing the UNICODE format for more details.
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UTF8 - ANSI conversion

To convert an ANSI string into a string in UTF8 format, use StringToUTF8.
To convert a UFT8 string into a string in ANSI format, use:
PHP

Conversion to PHP

The conversion performed in PHP is using the following PHP extensions:
  • the php_iconv.dll extension
  • the php_mbstring.dll extension
If none of these PHP extensions is found, only the Latin characters will be converted (the Chinese or Russian characters will not be converted for example).
The php_iconv.dll and php_mbstring.dll extensions are currently proposed on the PHP servers. To find out whether these extensions are proposed by your hosting company, enter the following information in a search engine: phpinfo <Name of hosting company>.
To install these extensions on your own PHP server, all you have to do is uncomment the requested extension in the PHP.INI file.
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Windows Mobile wp230vm.dll
Java wd230java.jar
Linux wd230vm.so
Android wd230android.jar
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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