[fpc-devel] Unicode and UTF8String

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Mon Dec 1 17:09:38 CET 2008

Michael Schnell schrieb:
>> It is planned to allow users to build ANSI version of RTL which will
>> be fully compatible with existing user code.
>> But if you choose to use unicode RTL, you must keep in mind all
>> unicode specific things...
> This will be very helpful for the time being. 

It is not helpful because on an utf-8 system ansistring contains utf-8.
Ansistring just means: use the system locale 8 bit encoding.

> Let's hope that the LCL
> will follow the Path of allowing the user to choose if he actually wants
> to use Unicode in the user code without explicitly calling Unicode
> functions.
> -Michael
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