[fpc-devel] Unicodestring branch, please test and help fixing

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Sat Aug 30 15:45:53 CEST 2008

Michael Van Canneyt schrieb:
> On Sat, 30 Aug 2008, Florian Klaempfl wrote:
>> I've continued to work on support of an unicodestring type in fpc. It's
>> currently in an svn branch at:
>> http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpc/branches/unicodestring
>> and will be merged later to trunk. The unicodestring type is a ref. counted
>> utf-16 string. On non-windows, widestring is mapped to this type. If you're
>> interested in unicode support please test, give feedback here and submit
>> fixes.
>> An existing working copy of trunk can be switched to this branch by
>> cd fpc
>> svn switch http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpc/branches/unicodestring
>> and back with
>> svn switch http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpc/trunk
> What happened to the idea of dynamical encoding ? 

It will follow. UnicodeString was something which was started months ago 
and never finished so far.

> And why utf-16 ? Unix
> uses UTF-8 by default, which means that a conversion must be done each
> time you interface to the OS ? 
> Can you explain some of the decisions ?

See my post on core some weeks ago ;)

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