PowerArchiver Unicode Interface



  • Hi there,

    Ive searched for unicode problems, but mainly the search came up with unicode file name problems… Well, right now i use the German version of PA 10.22.02\. Im running on a Japanese Windows Vista Sp1 install, however. This gives me pretty much every German special character, that is ÄÖÜ äöü ß, interpreted as Japanese Text due to the system locale being Japanese.
    The same goes for the Shell Shortcuts in Windows Explorer.
    Ive even tried AppLocale, but that doesnt help either, though I suspect that since there is no current version of it for Windows Vista, it might not work at all because of the new rights model used in Vista…

    Are there any plans to correct this at all? Or can I counter that somewhere hidden in the PA options?

    Thanks in advance,

    FreakRob


  • conexware

    @FreakRob:

    Hi there,

    Ive searched for unicode problems, but mainly the search came up with unicode file name problems… Well, right now i use the German version of PA 10.22.02\. Im running on a Japanese Windows Vista Sp1 install, however. This gives me pretty much every German special character, that is ÄÖÜ äöü ß, interpreted as Japanese Text due to the system locale being Japanese.
    The same goes for the Shell Shortcuts in Windows Explorer.
    Ive even tried AppLocale, but that doesnt help either, though I suspect that since there is no current version of it for Windows Vista, it might not work at all because of the new rights model used in Vista…

    Are there any plans to correct this at all? Or can I counter that somewhere hidden in the PA options?

    Thanks in advance,

    FreakRob

    Hi,

    are we talking about interface, or file listings? Shell extensions change to unicode will wait until next major release (not one coming very soon) but regards to other things, it should be improved in upcoming one.

    Of course, you can change your system locale to german and it will work perfectly fine, even under Japanese Vista, if you select proper options under Language options in Control Panel.



  • Yes, we`re talking interface here, not file listings inside an archive or any such thing. I will produce a Screenshot for you.

    I know it would work fine under German locale, however then Japanese programs would not as well as Vista would probably keep bugging me…
    Anyway, nowadays I think there is no need to have ANSI programs that look different everywhere depending on the system locale when you can have UTF-8 programs that work fine everywhere.
    Thats why Im asking this.

    cYa,

    FreakRob
    attachment_p_14583_0_powerarch.png


  • conexware

    I understand - we will see what we can do. Unfortunatly, it is not as simple as it seems and as it should be.

    thanks



  • Thank you 😃
    That`s really great support here.

    cYa,

    FreakRob



  • Any news on this topic? I just D/Led version 11 and still no change 😞

    cYa,

    FreakRob


  • conexware

    version of our programming language that natively supports Unicode has been released month ago… thats only way this is possible, and it is major work that is coming within next 12 months or maybe even a lot sooner if everything goes as planned…



  • So is this still being worked on? Not being able to work with files that have characters not in the locale as well as the visual interference with the interface are stll really bugging me.

    cYa,

    FreakRob


  • conexware

    @FreakRob:

    So is this still being worked on? Not being able to work with files that have characters not in the locale as well as the visual interference with the interface are stll really bugging me.

    cYa,

    FreakRob

    PA 2010 can perfectly work with unicode files in zip and 7zip formats. ZIP Unicode support has been added and was big part of new zip engine…

    Interface itself is still not unicode, and it wont be until PA 2011 when we change to Delphi 2009 which supports unicode. We already did most of the work, but few components that we are using are still in beta testing with Delphi 2009.



  • @spwolf:

    PA 2010 can perfectly work with unicode files in zip and 7zip formats.

    What about the rar format?
    Actually, PA 2010 11.50.48 RC1 doesn’t display unicode names correctly inside rar files. (It seems to extract them OK.)


  • conexware

    @infimum:

    What about the rar format?
    Actually, PA 2010 11.50.48 RC1 doesn’t display unicode names correctly inside rar files. (It seems to extract them OK.)

    it should…. are you sure? if not, report it as bug…



  • @spwolf:

    it should…. are you sure? if not, report it as bug…

    Yes, I am. What is the best way to file a bug report?


  • conexware

    open new thread in tech support forums 🙂


 

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