[fpc-devel] lazarus bug report + fix: Utf8ToUnicode doesn't work correctly

Michalis Kamburelis michalis at camelot.homedns.org
Wed May 4 14:17:28 CEST 2005

Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Wed, 4 May 2005, Jonas Maebe wrote:
>>On 4 mei 2005, at 12:04, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>>>>It contains a fixed version of the Utf8ToUnicode function. Since it
>>>>is part of
>>>>the rtl, I close this lazarus issue and send you this message. I did
>>>>not test
>>>>the fixed version.
>>>The files in the zip file are not usable; They're in some unicode format,
>>>I can't use nor check on Linux.
>>They're plain UTF-8. I know for a fact there are editors under Linux which
>>support that (at least emacs does, and it would surprise me immensely if vim
>>doesn't). Anyway, here's the plain ascii version of the "-fixed" file.
> I already got it from Vincent and applied the patch. But:
> - diff doesn't grok unicode.
> - "joe" doesn't grok it either.
> - "kate" & "kwrite" - no grok.
> - PFE (Windows) doesn't grok it either.   
> - Apparently vim converts to plain ascii before editing.

I didn't look at this patch, but if it's really UTF-8 then you can open 
the patch in Emacs (use `C-x <RET> c utf-8 <RET> C-x C-f FILENAME <RET>' 
to make sure that utf-8 will be understood), make sure you're in 
diff-mode (`M-x diff-mode' if necessary), then `C-c C-a' (or `M-x 
diff-apply-hunk') will apply hunks of the patch. I don't know does it 
solve the problems here (especially since FPC doesn't grok unicode...) 
but it's a painless way to apply patch encoded in UTF-8.

> - Last but not least: The FPC Compiler also doesn't grok unicode :-)
> So much for unicode :/
> Michael.
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