[fpc-devel] Unicode resource strings

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Aug 20 12:07:53 CEST 2012

Jonas Maebe wrote:
> Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote on Mon, 20 Aug 2012:
>> So could somebody make a definitive statement: for basic two-byte 
>> Unicode handling, what types should be used?
> unicodestring, because it is generally somewhat faster than widestring 
> on Windows. On non-Windows platforms, widestring=unicodestring in any case.
>> I've got a couple of terminal emulators using WideChar and WideString 
>> for internal manipulation, what /should/ I be using? and where does it 
>> leave things like Sorokin's regex unit, which similarly use WideChar 
>> and WideString?
> widechar = unicodechar on all platforms. On Windows, where widestring is 
> not the same as unicodestring, one can be converted to the other without 
> any dataloss. Again, you may get some minor speed penalty on Windows, 
> but it's unlikely you'll notice it.

Thanks Jonas, noted.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
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