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Using Multi-byte Code Pages : Output : FORMAT phrase : Allowing only single-byte formatting characters
 
Allowing only single-byte formatting characters
Format strings cannot contain multi-byte characters. In the previous example, in the "xxx-xxxx" format string, the x and the hyphen are single-byte characters. The following format string, which contains a double-byte character followed by two single-byte characters, is invalid:
FORMAT "xx" /*invalid format string */