[fpc-devel] assign constant text to widestring

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Wed Oct 22 19:05:09 CEST 2008

On 22 Oct 2008, at 15:36, Michael Schnell wrote:

> Maybe this already has been discussed in one of the "Unicode"   
> threads here, but I did not follow all of them down to the latest  
> twig and leaf. So I start a new thread hoping for a more  
> comprehensive result.

I'm nevertheless going to point you to a thread which was started  
Saturday and concluded today.

> When I want to simply assign a constant text "ö2" to a WideString I  
> would think that I just write s := 'ö2'; . But I found that this  
> does not work, but that it creates a WideString of length 3 that  
> contains the three 8-Bit subcodes of the utf8-coded string "ö2",  
> zero-extended to 16 Bits, each in one WideChar element. For me this  
> is very surprising and incompatible to the same code (s := 'ö2'; )  
> used in a Turbo-Delphi program.


Please read the entire thread, and if you have more question  
afterwards, then ask them.


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