[fpc-devel] Unicode and UTF8String

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho felipemonteiro.carvalho at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 22:32:30 CET 2008

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 7:24 PM, Florian Klaempfl <florian at freepascal.org> wrote:
> So how did people work for years with ansistring?

A ansistring used in the way proposed by FPC is extremely inconvenient
for any GUI application which will be run in different parts of the
globe. You develop a application in a russian machine, sends it to a
english machine and it shows rubbish instead of text. Even if you
actually could read that russian GUI.

It introduces dependency of what will be shown at runtime with the
operating system you are running it. It's exactly the mess Unicode was
invented to end with.

People worked for years with ansistring suffering from it's short comings.

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho

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