[fpc-pascal] cwstrings and uclibc
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Mon Sep 15 14:28:22 CEST 2008
On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 2:18 PM, Marco van de Voort <marcov at stack.nl> wrote:
> In our previous episode, Graeme Geldenhuys said:
>> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 2:14 PM, Marco van de Voort <marcov at stack.nl> wrote:
>> > Afaik all unicode support is based on iconv. Sooner or later.
>> What is iconv? I guess nothing to do with icons? :-)
After I sent the email I did: man iconv
iconv - Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another
I still don't see why you need to rely on 3rd Party libraries to do
character encoding conversions?
Maybe I don't understand the details that clearly, but is it really
that hard to convert a UTF-8 string to a UTF-16 string or vis-versa?
Surely such conversions could be implement in Object Pascal and then
be totally cross-platform - not relying on iconv in Unix/Linux/*BSD or
Cygwin under Windows etc..
- Graeme -
fpGUI - a cross-platform Free Pascal GUI toolkit
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