[fpc-pascal] cwstrings and uclibc

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Mon Sep 15 14:14:11 CEST 2008

In our previous episode, Graeme Geldenhuys said:
> > There was a discussion among lazarus developers about what kind of
> > problems adding the cwstrings unit (libc widestring manager) for all
> > UNIXes could bring.
> I don't know the widestring manager "cwstrings", so my question might
> sound silly.  Why is there a libc requirement for widestring support?
> Isn't widestring support implemented in Object Pascal? Like UTF-8 used
> in LCL or fpGUI?

Afaik all unicode support is based on iconv. Sooner or later.

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