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russian letters replaced by '?' when pasting from Notepad

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:20 pm
by __Vano
this is the text being copied in Notepad
and this is the same one pasted to AFR

The cause is that notepad places text into the clipboard in 3 forms:
Plain text and OEM text with ?s
and Unicode text with correct letters

Msoffice applications and most of the others do the same but translate plain text into the system locale's codepage

To avoid the problem, afr should use Unicode clipboard format if available rather than plain text one

On the other hand, codepage in the clipboard can be manually (or automatically) fixed with ClipConvert

Despite the fact it seems to be bug in the Notepad rather than in your program, you'd at least note this in the manual or FAQ