[fpc-devel] Unicode RTL

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho felipemonteiro.carvalho at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 14:39:08 CET 2005

On 11/17/05, Mattias Gaertner <nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de> wrote:
> Speaking for lazarus: we want to support the whole unicode and UTF8 is the
> easiest to achieve that.

I particulary like this solution.

* It doesn´t break existing code
* It makes it easy to make a program unicode. Just change the encoding to utf-8!
* It includes no overhead to existing apps

Only a few RTL functions would have to be created to support utf-8, as
has being said here. Many functions could remain the same.

The programer should know what he is using and take the necessary
precautions (use special utf-8 function for example, if needed)
Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho

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