[fpc-devel] RTL and Unicode filenames operations.

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Mon Feb 1 10:42:31 CET 2010

In our previous episode, Daniël Mantione said:
> > Some commercial unices are also using utf-16 afaik, since they haven't
> > switched their TTY to UTF-8 yet. To be investigated.
> >
> > I lean towards RTLString=utf8string; and RTLString=unicodestring on the
> > respective platforms, and then express the RTL in RTLString.
> No, RTLString=ansistring on Linux and most Unix platforms. Unix is 
> encoding agnostic so if you want to use the native string type you must 
> simple use old fashioned ansistring.

This means crossplatform unicode support goes out of the window. I don't
like that.

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