[fpc-pascal] FPC 3 regression: cannot use TStringList for UTF-8 data any more?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Apr 4 10:34:17 CEST 2016

On Mon, 4 Apr 2016, tobiasgiesen at gmail.com wrote:

> Hello,
> disallowing "AnsiString" code for UTF-8 is a huge regression.
> I use TStringList for UTF-8 strings. This is no longer possible, because
> automatic conversions cause question marks and data loss.

Same answer as in my other mail. Set DefaultSystemCodePage to CP_UTF8.

> I also use a large amount of third-party libraries that use the AnsiString
> data type for UTF-8.
> I really want to use FPC 3 due to other things, but this is a deal
> breaker. Why not add a simple switch or even a run-time Boolean global
> variable to turn off codepage conversions?
> It behaves differently from Delphi too.

This depends on the version of Delphi :)


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