[fpc-pascal] locale solution for unix systems

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Thu Mar 19 11:22:09 CET 2009

Marco van de Voort schrieb:
> In our previous episode, Graeme Geldenhuys said:
>>>> If not, can we extend the FPC locale variable to include salutation
>>>> (names), telephone, measurement, paper sizes etc..
>>> In that case I think we better start a 'locale' unit. I don't want to
>>> burden SysUtils with even more stuff.
>> Would that then mean we could fix issues like Russian locales that use
>> unicode characters which do not fit into a Char size (as is used in
>> the current local variables)? Or would that be a totally different can
>> of worms.
> I think that would be a different can of worms. Format 

Format has a widestring flavour?

> et al are ansistring,
> not widestring/unicodestring. It doesn't know about unicode, only the local
> (non mbcs) charset. 
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