[fpc-devel] Unicode resourcestrings

peter green plugwash at p10link.net
Fri Feb 29 13:23:23 CET 2008

> This has been discussed before. Automatic conversion to/from 
> ansistrings will always be to/from system encoding. If you want 
> another encoding than the system encoding you will have to do a manual 
> conversion.

Actually you as the application developer can control how conversions 
between ansistrings and widestrings are handled by using 
getwidestringmanager/setwidestringmanager .

So for example you could use a byte value of $7F at the beggining of an 
ansistring as a marker that the string was in UTF-8 and implement a 
Ansi2WideMoveProc that checked for it and either interpreted it as UTF-8 
if it saw the marker and passed it off to the old Ansi2WideMoveProc if not.

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