[fpc-devel] Unicode and UTF8String

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Tue Dec 2 10:50:28 CET 2008

Michael Schnell schrieb:
>> Nobody talks in this case about UTF-8. Even *ANSIstrings* in there
>> native meaning can contain multi byte chars, there are *multi byte* ansi
>> char sets.
> If there is a widely used multi-byte ANSI encoding, why so we need
> Unicode  ?
> IMHO the introduction of Unicode has been necessary as (like you
> suggested) multi-byte ANSI encoding was commonly ignored nearly
> completely and there never has been _compiler_ support for them.

So, really? What is not supported?

> Thus
> IMHO it's quite appropriate to only call "ANSI" only the 1-Byte ANSI
> code versions 

... tell this 1+ Billion (Billion=10^9 in this case) people in China.

> (to be able to tell them technically from Unicode, the
> compiler support of which is discussed right here).

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