[fpc-devel] RTL and Unicode filenames operations.

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Mon Feb 1 10:54:19 CET 2010

Op Mon, 1 Feb 2010, schreef Marco van de Voort:

> In our previous episode, Dani?l 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.

It is a consequence if using the native string type. Otherwiser you can 
just as well use UTF-16 everywhere.


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