[fpc-devel] Unicode in the RTL (my ideas)

Martin Schreiber mse00000 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 13:06:30 CEST 2012

Am 21.08.2012 12:52, schrieb Hans-Peter Diettrich:
> The good ole Pos() can do that, why search for more complicated
> implementations?
> You still try to use old coding patterns which are simply inappropriate
> for dealing with Unicode strings. Why make a distinction between
> searching for a single character or multiple characters, when it's known
> that one character can require multiple bytes or words in UTF-8/16?
I wrote "known German characters" and "known Chinese symbols of the BMP" 
for example character constants. If you want to read some examples of 
problems with utf-8 especially for pupils and Pascal beginners read the 
German Lazarus Forum or freepascal.ru. Why should we design programming 
so that it complicates the work for them? Anyway, I don't care, do what 
you want but please implement Unicode resource strings in FPC compiler.

Thanks, Martin

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