[fpc-devel] Unicode support (again)

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Tue Nov 11 17:42:38 CET 2008

Graeme Geldenhuys schrieb:
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 6:21 PM, Florian Klaempfl
> <florian at freepascal.org> wrote:
>>> Some conversions are correct or seem to be correct in that case.
>> It has been already pointed out several times that lazarus abuses the
>> anstring type to store utf-8 and this breaks several stuff.
> I must have missed that thread. Have you got the thread title or
> estimated date of the thread? For interest sake, I would like to read
> those discussions.
> I'm curious what Lazarus does to abuse ansistring. Ansistring is in
> byte format. So is utf-8, so I can't see any immediate issues. That's
> why I would like to read those discussions. :-)

Lazarus assumes that an ansistring contains always utf-8. This is not
generally true.

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