[fpc-devel] UTF8 RTL

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sun Nov 23 17:16:07 CET 2014

In our previous episode, Mattias Gaertner said:
> > 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).
> Hmm, maybe you have a point there.
> It is similar to normal RTL and RTL with CurrencyString:='Euro'.
> When I say "Euro RTL" it does not work correctly in all
> scenarios, but I'm sure some people think it does.
> I doubt that I can come up with a name, that everyone understands
> correct, but I have to call it something.
> What about "RTL with UTF8 as default"?

It is not, and neither is it "aware". It is only so when you set
defaultsystemcodepage to utf8 and ignore the problems that causes.  That is
not intended functionality.

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