Wine not importing japanese characters in UTF-8 .reg files correctly

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Wine not importing japanese characters in UTF-8 .reg files correctly

Post by bynw » Wed Jul 06, 2022 5:47 am

Hi.
Regedit doesen't import japanese characters correctly from a UTF-8 .reg file. e.g

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\サッカ]
"InstMode"= hex:02,00,00,00
"InstPath"="C:\\games\\Soccer"
The サッカ is imported as gibberish.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Wine not importing japanese characters in UTF-8 .reg files correctly

Post by bynw » Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:49 pm

Converting the file to utf-16le and adding BOM fixed this issue for me.
Following is the code that worked (stolen)

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file='bat.reg'
printf '\xFF\xFE' > $file.utf16le
iconv -f UTF-8 -t UTF-16LE $file >> $file.utf16le
mv -v $file.utf16le "converted-$file"

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