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I am using Borland C 5.02 and when I use TRichEdit control in my application I have following problem:
When I type in from keyboard text in Russian for example I see some garbage characters in TRichEdit but when I save content of TRichEdit
to file - it is correct russian words.

Also I can copy and paste russian word into TRichEdit without any problem. Only input from keyboard gives me that problem.

How can I fix it?  

Serg Zarechanskiy , Thank you for your question.

I regret that I do not have the knowledge to answer this question.

Possibly the TRichEdit can contain only 8-bit characters and hence cannot contain Unicode characters. I suggest you contact Borland for help.

David Spector


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