[fpc-devel] Unicode support in RTL - Roadmap

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Fri Nov 21 17:09:33 CET 2008

If your point is that there is no way to allow for legacy code to be 
used with a "String" type that holds UTF8 code and that it is not 
possible (or desirable) to allow for code used in simple occasions that 
is understandable to someone who does not want to go into the complete 
depth of the UTF8, I can totally accept this.

But in that case the normal user just should not use UTF8 (but 
WideStrings that in most "European/American" Projects can be considered 
to be UCS2 coded (This is the way that D2009 seems to go).

With that of course the UTF8 API of LCL is not at all desirable,.


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