[fpc-devel] assign constant text to widestring

JoshyFun joshyfun at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 18:58:42 CEST 2008

Hello Daniël,

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 5:34:59 PM, you wrote:

DM> Don't overexagerate, this is true with plain ASCII as well. Non-English
DM> software exists already for over 5 decades and nothing has stopped us to
DM> write code that performs the functions you name.

I'm not overexagerating, the question:

> MS> Which kind of UCS2 based function do you think are tied to a
> MS> language(group) ?

needs this answer.

DM> Example: In Dutch uppercase characters generally do not get tremas:
DM> Daniël becomes DANIEL. Should an uppercase routine worry? No, this is a
DM> spelling convention, the correct uppercase of ë is Ë, we should not
DM> confuse spelling with uppercasing.

Example also, in spanish "sólo" is different than "SOLO" and meaning
is different ( alone <> only ). This does not means that I and others
will not accept a general case routines in most cases and if a proper
working is needed anybody can write its own routines, but this does
not change the fact that most unicode routines must have language
tailoring to be conformant.

DM> If someone wants to write language spelling convention specific uppercase
DM> routines he is free, FPC's runtime library should simply return the
DM> correct uppercase of the characters of a string and so should software
DM> working with lower/uppercase characters not bother in most circumstances.

I'm not asking for it (I have already written it for my needs, but it
is a bit incomplete for a good donation), I'm only answering a precise

Best regards,

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