[fpc-devel] Unicode RTL

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Thu Nov 17 11:47:36 CET 2005

On Thu, 17 Nov 2005 11:31:45 +0100
"Dr. Karl-Michael Schindler" <schindler at physik.uni-halle.de> wrote:

> Hi
> Following this discussion, I want to throw in my 2 cents as well:
>   On a real long term (like 5 or 10 years from now), the solution  
> should be as "clean" as possible with as little awkward parts because  
> of backward compatibility. This favors of a more separate solution  
> with a compatibility layer. Sure enough, this means more work to set  
> it up and maintain it. Therefore, it will take longer to have it  
> running, but in the end it will prevent the situation, I'd like to  
> call the A20 gate situation.

Who knows the future?
Maybe in 10 years 16bit non multi 'byte' encoding is sufficient for all
remaining languages.
Or maybe 32bit encodings will become the default.

Speaking for lazarus: we want to support the whole unicode and UTF8 is the
easiest to achieve that.


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