[fpc-devel] assign constant text to widestring
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Thu Oct 23 12:37:15 CEST 2008
On 23 Oct 2008, at 12:20, Michael Schnell wrote:
>> No no, a string with unicode characters is interpreted by the
>> compiler as widestring constant, never as UTF-8 ansistring
>> constant. If it does otherwise, the compiler probably does not
>> interpret your source code as Unicode.
>> The issue might be the UCS-2 encoding of your source, perhaps try
>> to feed the compiler UTF-8, I didn't even know the compiler accepts
>> UCS-2, it may not work correctly.
> Maybe you pinpointed the cause of the constant assigning issue I see
> here. There is no selectable option in Lazarus to use UCS-2 coded
> source files, it seems to be set to utf-8 on default and I never
> changed it. Nonetheless my source file is stored as clean UTF-2
> including correct BOM. So maybe the compiler is fooled by Lazarus in
> some way.
As has been said before: the compiler itself simply does not support
UCS-2. Regardless of any BOM, compiler setting or Lazarus setting, it
will not understand it.
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