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Hey there, I'm trying to do a program for school purposes, and I need to do a cout with some text that has things such as tildes, accents, and so on.

Thing is, when I compile the program it substitutes the original letters for things like Ù and Ò which have nothing to do with what I wrote.

What can I do to fix this?
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hmm, strange.

What could be something wrong with your compiler, what are you using?
 
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I'm using Code::Blocks with the default compiler.
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Some sample code might be able to help us more as from what I can remember the tilda is not an character that needs escaping. You might try escaping them with \\

Here are the ones I remember http://www.austincc.edu/rickster/COS...ts/escchar.htm
    
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it's a character encoding problem. You're expecting single byte encoding, but double byte encoding is sneaking in somewhere. I'd guess you have UTF-8 somewhere, and latin on the other side.

Check the file encoding of your source file. See if there are any character encoding options for your compiler. First thing to try would be to save your source file as UTF-8 encoding and recompile. Then if no luck save it as plain ascii and try again.

What OS are you on? What compiler? If you're on windows, look for "notepad2 replace notepad" On unix I'm sure vim and emacs have a way to save as UTF-8, but not sure off of the top my head.

It looks like the point of the exercise is to get you familar with character encoding. Have fun. < that is the perfect icon for this. A good rule going forward would be to *try to do everything fully UTF-16 compliant. That way you're project is (almost) fully localizeable.

the underlying problem is NOT a quick and easy question. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_encoding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode
Edited by lloyd mcclendon - 2/18/11 at 10:47pm
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it's a character encoding problem. You're expecting single byte encoding, but double byte encoding is sneaking in somewhere. I'd guess you have UTF-8 somewhere, and latin on the other side.

Check the file encoding of your source file. See if there are any character encoding options for your compiler. First thing to try would be to save your source file as UTF-8 encoding and recompile. Then if no luck save it as plain ascii and try again.

What OS are you on? What compiler? If you're on windows, look for "notepad2 replace notepad" On unix I'm sure vim and emacs have a way to save as UTF-8, but not sure off of the top my head.

It looks like the point of the exercise is to get you familar with character encoding. Have fun. < that is the perfect icon for this. A good rule going forward would be to *try to do everything fully UTF-16 compliant. That way you're project is (almost) fully localizeable.

the underlying problem is NOT a quick and easy question. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_encoding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode
I've tried doing recompiling it with UTF-8 and ASCII, but none of those worked.

However, I have both Windows 7 and Arch Linux installed, and I usually program in Windows.

I decided to try and compile the same exact source code I have on Linux with Code::Blocks, and it worked fine! Every character was how it should be.

This just doesn't happen on Windows when I compile it... Any idea of what I can do now?

I'd also like to let you know that I have Code::Blocks set at default settings on both operating systems, and I'm more or less new to programming, and that I'm also building a console program, it doesn't have a GUI or anything of the sort.
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We need more information posting your code could be a huge help come compilers treat things a little different. What version of code::blocks? are they both the same between your windows and linux machine? Have you tried making a new file and copy and pasting the code from one to the other? Have you tried manually compiling it from command line? We would love to help we just need information.
    
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i would lean towards your code blocks install on windows being ANSI only, lacking unicode support. or misconfigured, compiler flag, etc. i would uninstall the IDE, download the latest and greatest from their site, be sure it has unicode support baked in, and reinstall that.

you have windows and nix but code in windows ? windows is for gaming only...

and if i were you i would use eclipse with the CDT plugin
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im assuming you trying to use some version of visual studio?
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