[fpc-devel] UTF8 RTL

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Sun Nov 23 14:26:08 CET 2014

On 18/11/14 19:51, Mattias Gaertner wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:17:25 +0100
>> > Thanks, but there is no UTF-8 RTL.
> That's what I thought too a week ago.
> FPC 2.7 made an old dream come true. :)

Nevertheless, please stop calling it the UTF-8 RTL. It will give people
the wrong impression, because there is no and may well never be an UTF-8
RTL. It is no way whatsoever specific to UTF-8, nor will it
automagically work correctly with UTF-8 encoded data in all scenarios
(e.g. when DefaultSystemCodePage<>CP_UTF8, or when the file system API
doesn't support all characters that can be encoded using UTF-8, ...) or
on all platforms (some platforms don't even support multiple code pages).


More information about the fpc-devel mailing list