[fpc-pascal] Console Encoding in Windows (Local VS. UTF8)

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Tue Jul 9 12:40:32 CEST 2013

On 07/09/2013 11:02 AM, Noah Silva wrote:
> I convert it to UTF8 before displaying it....
Not a good idea.

The FPC developers are right now busy implementing the new Delphi 
Strings. This _could_ mean that the application programmer can  use any 
encoding (such as multiple different ANSI byte-codes, UTF-8, UTF-16, 
...), but in fact to be 100% Delphi compatible ("nothing less, nothing 
more"), it seems that only UTF-16 will gain full decent support (e.g. 
class inheritance, in TStringList, the Lazarus user API etc.)


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