[fpc-devel] Controlling the output of the widestring manager

Marc Weustink marc at dommelstein.net
Tue Dec 4 23:08:33 CET 2007

Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 02 Dec 2007, at 20:40, Florian Klaempfl wrote:
>> BTW: for other encodings it doesn't work either on unix ...
> Are widestrings supposed to be UTF-16 or UCS-2 on unix? Currently they 
> are UTF-16, but a lot of routines seem to assume UCS-2 (like the generic 
> WideStringToUCS4String, and the unix Lower/UpperWideString)

It is a bit confusing, but for a while now UCS-2 uses UTF-16 as 
encoding. So even UCS-2 is nowadays not fixed length.

I guess you mean the UCS-2 standard from the times that each char was 2 


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