[fpc-devel] Unicode support - for the 20th time... ;-)

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Thu Nov 20 11:14:11 CET 2008

> Full Unicode support is for FPC 2.4. If you need it today, widestrings 
> are your best option.
Unfortunately working with WideString in Lazarus is close to impossible 
as the LCL API is done with UTF8String and there is no correct automatic 
conversion between UTF8String and WideString, as the compiler can't tell 
UTF8String from ANSIString.

Moreover assigning a constant string to a WideString needs manual call 
to a conversion (in run-time) when using Lazarus.


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