[fpc-devel] Trying to understand the wiki-Page "FPC Unicode support"

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Thu Nov 27 10:20:56 CET 2014

On 11/26/2014 09:30 PM, Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:
>> So seemingly you could do MyStringType       = type 
>> AnsiString(CP_UTF16), and seemingly the size information is set 
>> according to this.
> Not in Delphi XE.
Thanks for the clarification.

I did have some hope that fpc would be (or could be extended to be) 
better than Delphi on that behalf.

I now do see the reason that resulted in the (to me rather queer) Naming 
" AnsiString" for the code page aware string type. I erroneously 
supposed the syntax that finally would be used would be something like 
"MyStringType       = type String(CP_UTF16)", with no restriction to 
ANSI, but the CP_XXXX constant defining as well a code page as an 
Element size, as suggested by the language syntax while working with 
string using auto-conversion, and by the structure of the string content 

There still might be room for (fully compatible) improvement (as I 
described in the Wiki), but it's even more difficult to do than I supposed.

Thanks again,

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