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?

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