[fpc-devel] Unicode resource strings

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 10:31:51 CEST 2012

On 21 August 2012 09:13, Martin Schreiber <mse00000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I disagree. Handling 1..4(6) bytes is less efficient than handling surrogate
> *pairs*.

Yet another myth.... But if you are such a UTF-16 (actually UCS-2 as
that is what MSEgui supports) fan, why isn't MSEgui source code stored
in UTF-16 encoding either? ;-) There is good reason why UTF-8 is so
popular. And by the way, a UTF-8 codepoint is only 1-4 bytes in size.

Anyway, this message thread is not about a UTF-16 vs UTF-8 pissing
match, it is about FPC boasting good all-round Unicode support in the
most efficient manner on all supported platforms.

  - Graeme -

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