cpstrnew branch (was Re: [fpc-devel] Freepascal 2.4.0rc1 released)

Graeme Geldenhuys graeme at mastermaths.co.za
Wed Nov 11 09:00:20 CET 2009

thaddy wrote:
> Just to make a small point: the choice for UTF16 was made because of 
> market reasons, not technical ones. Chinese Korean, Japanese markets are 
> important for Delphi. Try to figure out how to fit that in UTF8. Just a 
> thought.

I have to agree with Marco there. Delphi simply follows Microsoft like a
moth to a flame.

What is the technical issue with UTF-8 compared UTF-16. Both are Unicode
standards. I personally feel UTF-8 is a much better idea that UTF-16 though.

  - Graeme -

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