[fpc-devel] Unicode resource strings

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Tue Aug 21 09:37:41 CEST 2012

On 08/20/2012 06:05 PM, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> * UnicodeString is always UTF-16 (so everything but Windows takes a 
> conversion penalty)!
This is true of course,

But does that really suggest taking the effort to support other Unicode 
variants ?

The conversion is done only when entering and exiting the OS / GUI 
framework calls. I understand this does not happen too often.

Of course it is really nice to provide support for any Unicode encoding, 
but I don't think it does not harm to use UTF-16 as a default.

-Michael (who doe not usually advocate Windows-centric development)

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