[fpc-devel] TRegistry and Unicode

Bart bartjunk64 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 7 17:38:14 CET 2019

On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 10:09 PM Yuriy Sydorov <jura at cp-lab.com> wrote:

> If you declare a function result as utf8string instead of string (ansistring) then automatic conversion will be
> performed when you assign the result of the function to a variable of type string (ansistring). You will gen a classic
> 1-byte per character string if your current encoding is 1-byte encoding.
> I mentioned this earlier.

I know that, but you do not need to assign the functionresult to
another string to investigate it.
Stupid example:
program test;

function x: utf8string;
  u: unicodestring;
  word(u[1]) := $E4; //my editor is UTF8 so therefore this workaround
instead of u := 'äëï';
  word(u[2]) := $EB;
  word(u[3]) := $EF;
  result := utf8encode(u); //äëï but now Utf8Encoded

  u8: utf8string;
  u8 := x;
  if byte(u8[1]) = $E4 then writeln('OK') else writeln('Fail');

It prints Fail, where it would have printed OK if x would have returned string.

This a corner case, but it definitely is a regression nevertheless.

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