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    VBNET function to convert charset encoding to windows-1256

    am looking for simple vb.net function to convert text to windows-1256.

    For example the below text :

    كلمة المركز
    when I try to convert it to proper Arabic language I used the online tool http://iosart.com/tools/charset-fixer then choosed Arabic(windows-1256).
    I used the below function with no use :

    Public Function ConvertUTF8StringEncoding(ByVal StringToConvert As String, Optional ByVal TargetCharSet As String = "windows-1256") As Byte()
    Dim ByteConvertedString() As Byte
    Dim ByteStringToConvert() As Byte
    Dim TargetEncoding As Encoding
    ' Convert the string to a Byte array
    ByteStringToConvert = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(StringToConvert.ToCharArray)
    ' Get the target encoding type
    TargetEncoding = Encoding.GetEncoding(TargetCharSet)
    ' Convert the byte array using the target encoding
    ByteConvertedString = Encoding.Convert(System.Text.Encoding.UTF8, TargetEncoding, ByteStringToConvert)
    Return ByteConvertedString
    End Function
    Private Function BinaryUTF8ToString(ByVal Binary() As Byte) As String
    Return System.Text.UnicodeEncoding.UTF8.GetString(Binary)
    End Function
    Protected Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
    Dim stringConvertedString As String = BinaryUTF8ToString(ConvertUTF8StringEncoding("كلمة المركز "))
    lbresult.Text = stringConvertedString
    End Sub
    The result was : ???E C????? and it suppose to be : كلمة المركز
    Last edited by HanneSThEGreaT; November 18th, 2013 at 07:13 AM.

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