Internationalizing menus using MFC support for Unicode

Environment: Windows 2000

This simple SDI Notepad-like application demonstrates how, taking advantage of the MFC support for Unicode, to Turkmenize labels of the specified menu items. Actually, Turkmen is not supported by Windows 2000, therefore, to create such resources as menu so that strings in Turkmen could be displayed I had to invent an additional technique.

void CMainFrame::ModifyMenu(CMenu* pMenu)
  UINT nPosition; 
  UINT nCount;
  CString string;

  nCount = pMenu->GetMenuItemCount();

  for (nPosition = 0; nPosition < nCount; nPosition++)


    string.Replace(SMALL_X, Small_S_cedilla[0]);
    string.Replace(CAPITAL_X, Capital_S_cedilla[0]);
    string.Replace(SMALL_Q, Capital_N_caron[0]);

    //recursive call


Download demo project - 48 Kb
Download source - 288 Kb


  • RTL strings

    Posted by Legacy on 03/03/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Deepak


    Do you know how to display the Hebrew/Arabic Strings on a owner drawn button controls. I have string 23 x 15 mm, but when I call a ExtTextOut to display the above string, it comes as a inches mm 15 23 on a button control.
    DO you ever face this problem.


  • Can program run on Win98

    Posted by Legacy on 12/07/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: NGUYEN HUU HOA

    This code is only implement on Win2000 environment. Can it run on Win98?

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • U.S. companies are desperately trying to recruit and hire skilled software engineers and developers, but there's simply not enough quality talent to go around. In response, companies often resort to inferior solutions -- hiring substandard developers and engineers, recruiting talent on a part-time or temporary basis, poaching people from competitors, or burdening an already stressed IT staff for more of their labor. Fortunately, there's a better solution. Read this white paper to learn the business value of …

  • Lenovo recommends Windows 8 Pro. "I dropped my laptop getting out of the taxi." This probably sounds familiar to most IT professionals. If your employees are traveling, you know their devices are in for a rough go. Whether it's a trip to the conference room or a convention out of town, any time equipment leaves a user's desk it is at risk of being put into harm's way. Stay connected at all times, whether at the office or on the go, with agile, durable, and flexible devices like the Lenovo® …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date