Microsoft KB Archive/103464
FIX: ASCII Character 141 Not Read by FGETS()
2.00 MS-DOS kbprg kbfixlist kbbuglist
The information in this article applies to:
The FGETS() command will not return ASCII character 141 (an "i" with an accent grave) when it sees this character in a file. Instead FGETS() returns a NULL character. This problem occurs no matter what code page is being used.
ASCII character 141 is recognized as a "soft" return by many other software products. To remain compatible with these products, FoxPro also recognizes this character as a soft return, and thus cannot read this character literally.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in FoxPro 2.0 for MS-DOS. This problem was corrected in FoxPro 2.5 for MS-DOS.
NOTE: In FoxPro 2.5 for Windows, CHR(141) does not necessarily return an "i" with an accent grave. The character returned is dependent upon the font being used.
The following code segment illustrates this problem:
SET TALK OFF STUFF="ASCII character 141 is a ("+chr(141)+") which is printable" * * Character 141 will be displayed here * WAIT WINDOW STUFF CHRSTUFF=FCREATE('CHR141.TXT') FOR I=140 TO 150 STUFF="ascii # "+STR(I)+" is ("+CHR(I)+")" =FPUTS(CHRSTUFF,STUFF) NEXT I =FCLOSE(CHRSTUFF) WAIT WINDOW "CHR141.TXT has been written to" CHRSTUFF=FOPEN('CHR141.TXT',0) * * Character 141 cannot be seen here * FOR I=140 TO 150 STUFF=FGETS(CHRSTUFF) WAIT WINDOW STUFF NEXT I =FCLOSE(CHRSTUFF) WAIT WINDOW "CHR141.TXT has been created and closed" NOWAIT SET TALK ON
Additional reference words: FoxDos buglist2.00 fixlist2.50 2.00 2.50 KBCategory: kbprg kbfixlist kbbuglist KBSubcategory: Solution Type : kbfix
Last Reviewed: September 22, 1997