Uni-code to rule them all? Print
14 June 2010

Well, that wasn't exactly on the roadmap for 1.2 release, but unicode support has been added to orx.

 

However orx only supports UTF-8 right now. Latin-1 isn't accepted anymore, so if you want to use ASCII's extended characters (0x80 - 0xFF) you'll now have to encode your files in UTF-8.

 

Why such a sudden interest for unicode, you might ask?

Well, I've been considering that for a long time actually, and seen the recent increase of interest in orx from east asian users (currently half the downloads originate from China, thanks to JTianLing :)), now was the best time to add it and be able to display non-ASCII texts.

 

1.2 release will thus have 2 new features concerning texts: custom bitmaps support and UTF-8 support.

I'll update tutorial #10 prior to the release so as to show how both are used.

As Chinese is still unreachable for me, I'll put a Japanese example in the tutorial.

 

- iarwain

 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 June 2010 21:37