Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] wireshark-0.99.7 compiling error, The file contains a charac
From: Jeff Morriss <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 13:22:44 -0500

Graham Bloice wrote:
Guy Harris wrote:
Graham Bloice wrote:

As per the VS2005 help:

C4819 occurs when an ANSI source file is compiled on a system with a codepage that cannot represent all characters in the file.
To resolve C4819, save the file in Unicode format.
So, you either use a codepage that does support ANSI, or you somehow convert all the files to unicode which would be a real pain when ever you update your sources to the latest.
...or we find all the non-ASCII characters in the files (or, at least, the ones that cause problems; I don't know whether MSVC has problems with comments) and get rid of them. I've removed non-ASCII characters from at least some character strings - they don't belong there, as there's
	1) no guarantee that they can be displayed on all platforms (especially 
with GTK+ 1.2.x, which doesn't use UTF-8)

2) no guarantee that they'll be interpreted the way you want by the compiler (will it interpret them as UTF-8, or ISO 8859/1, or some other ISO 8859/x, or some EUC double-byte character set, or some Windows code page, or...?).
Excuse my little englander ignorance, but is the problem is occurring because the files have characters from outside the 7 bit ASCII character set? If this is correct we should add a suitable entry to README.developer.
It would be nice if there was an automated way of checking this (apart 
from using the MS compiler) for all committed files.
I just added such a method to checkAPIs.pl (in tools/) in rev 24177.