[fpc-devel] Unicode and UTF8String

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Mon Dec 1 22:01:28 CET 2008

In our previous episode, Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho said:
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 6:48 PM, Marco van de Voort <marcov at stack.nl> wrote:
> > Btw will the LCL remain forcedly UTF-8 ? I thought the current Lazarus
> > unicode support was temporary and all options were still open, depending on
> > the outcome of FPC unicode support options?
> It is certainly not temporary, also considering people won't be very
> happy to see us make a big incompatible change right after telling
> them to convert their source code to UTF-8. I think we have a
> responsability to stay coherent here.

Well, euh, you will need a change anyway from manual to automated ?

> I think we may consider migrating to UTF8String when it's implemented
> and if it proves a viable solution.
> Not to mention: What would the alternative be?

Well, the logical one of course:

RTLString, IOW encoding platform dependant. Except maybe selected widgets like
synedit. (Borland stores source in utf-8 too on windows)

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