Japanese directory separators

  • On Japanese (Windows) systems suffering from an unfortunate bug I only see on Windows that was introduced decades ago, it is unfortunately customary to use ¥ as the symbol for a directory separator.

    Having looked around, it looks like I may have to handle this transformation myself when needed to convert, for example:


    (although maybe not quite like that, but with c:\ in it or something, because I understand this is a Windows ugliness from decades ago that just won't die, and other OSes never got suckered into it)

    I suspect (hope) this will typically be for display purposes.

    Unless anyone knows of a helpful QT function that can do this for me? (By which I don't mean a character replace function - I mean a way to present a QDir or QFile or QFileInfo or some other object, and get back whatever the path to that file/dir would look like on a system using locale XXX)

    Having done a bit of research, this does look like a legacy windows ugliness that hangs around these days for no other reason than people are used to it, which is sickening, but it is what it is.

    I expect there is no QT built-in functionality for this, as that would have involved deliberately coding something to show the user something nonsensical just to fit in with a mistake made by a different company decades ago, but it's nice to check :)

  • Moderators

  • [quote author="sierdzio" date="1410946072"]Use "QDir::toNativeSeparators()":http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5/qdir.html#toNativeSeparators[/quote]

    As far as I can tell from the documentation, that uses forward slash and backslash. it does not suffer from the Yen problem (and thus doesn't do what I want in this case)

  • Moderators

    Try it before passing such judgement ;) I think you are right, but we may be wrong.

  • I've got a funny feeling that the code I have that produces the QString that is the path I need to fiddle with for display purposes already went through it anyway.

Log in to reply

Looks like your connection to Qt Forum was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.