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Send Message script step corrupts diacritic chars?


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Hi,

After some hours of testing, my experience is that the "Send Message" script step in FileMaker is limited in the sense that it does not use the windows character set when passing on the string to the OS.

If I try to send a string containing a diacritical character (such as the character

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Send Message is dead. It has been replaced by the Show Custom Dialog step which is also in FMP 6.

Try using Custom Dialog instead of Message and see if it's better.

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Hi guys,

Thanks for the help, but it is not the "Show Message" script step I am talking about, it is the (Windows specific) script step "Send Message" (in FM7 this has been renamed to "Send Event", but I am on FM6).

The "Send Message" script step makes it possible to run any program by passing a text string to the OS command interpreter (in Windows). And here I have noticed the faulty character handling, which I write about in my original post.

Maybe you guys are not on Windows and cannot test this?

/Daniel

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