[fpc-devel] Unicode and UTF8String

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Mon Dec 1 21:25:11 CET 2008

On 01 Dec 2008, at 21:17, Marco van de Voort wrote:

> In our previous episode, Jonas Maebe said:
> (nsstring)
>> The advantage when using such a type is that you also only need to
>> convert it (internally, hidden from the user) on demand or when some
>> helper routine requires it (such as e.g. case-insensitive
>> comparisons). Otherwise, no conversion whatsoever is necessary.
> Do they have some way to indicate that a procedure/method only  
> supports a
> certain encoding?


> Or do you have to manually force the encoding in that way?


> I prefer a declarative way to solve this.

In the Pascal case, you could simply declare your parameter as  
UTF8String (or whatever) and the compiler would insert a conversion  
from this universal string type into a utf8string.


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