[fpc-pascal] Unicode strings

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Dec 31 12:04:27 CET 2010

In our previous episode, Jonas Maebe said:
> On 28 Dec 2010, at 11:22, Juha Manninen wrote:
> > What is the difference between the current FPC's UnicodeString and
> > Delphi's UnicodeString?  I am confused with all these string types and
> > encodings.
> Delphi's UnicodeString supports holding strings with arbitrary encodings
> (not just UTF-16), along with transparent re-coding of strings when
> assigning them to unicodestrings whose codepage has been statically
> defined at compile time.

This is afaik not true, or ill formulated. The D2009+ unicodestring type is
much like FPC 2.4's Unicode string or Kylix and older FPC's non COM
Widestring (refcounted 2-byte type) , it is the ansistring type (1-byte
type) that gets codepage support.

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