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Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Urgent problem: "windres" producing UNICODE

From: Tony Theodore
Subject: Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Urgent problem: "windres" producing UNICODE text for menus/dialogs
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 12:06:03 +1100

On 1 March 2010 17:21, Ron Aaron <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all -
> I just had to reopen an old project for a client, and when I ran 'windres' to 
> compile the resources I ended up with UNICODE text in the resource rather 
> than ANSI text!  This is not usable, and whatever options I gave windres I 
> got the same sad result.
> The 'windres' in the Windows-based Mingw package works (on the exact same 
> file) just fine, to produce ANSI menus etc.  The version in the Mingw package 
> is "GNU windres (GNU Binutils)", the one in ours is "GNU 
> windres (GNU Binutils) 2.20"
> If there is a workaround, please let me know.

I had some vaguely related issues with binutils 2.20 on Open Solaris,
and found that specifying the codepage directly would help. Try adding
"-c 1252" to the windres options.


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