[fpc-devel] Re: Unicode and Lazarus

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Thu Nov 20 12:50:18 CET 2008

> Compiler support for a unicode string is not enough for the LCL.
> As long as base classes like TStrings uses ansistrings, the LCL must use a
> string type, that does no conversion.
Of course you are right that the RTL needs to be made up accordingly. 
Maybe TStrings and friends are needed in multiple versions.

Using a string type that dynamically can be used top hold multiple 
encodings (as discussed here, too) sounds nice, if it does not result in 
too slow code (due to the necessity of checking for the coding with any 


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