[fpc-pascal] Missing messages

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Thu Nov 3 10:45:15 CET 2016

On 2016-11-02 11:19, Mattias Gaertner wrote:
>> >[...]Then there is also the issue of them not conforming
>> > to Unicode standards eg: the Lazarus Forum.
> What do you mean?

The Lazarus forum is supposedly able to handle Unicode, yet from what
Juha Manninen found, is that the forum's implementation of Unicode is
flawed. The usual UTF-16 implementation shortcut, where only the BMP is
supported. So it's not really Unicode enabled, but only UCS2.

Here is Juha's post explaining what he tried in the Lazarus Forum:


The test is simple really:
Write a new message in the Lazarus Forum. Use Gnome Character Map tool
(or similar from your OS) and find Unicode glyphs from outside the BMP
range. eg: U+1F03E DOMINO TILE HORIZONTAL-01-06  (🀾) or U+1F60E SMILING
FACE WITH SUNGLASSES (😎). Making sure your web browser can obviously
display those glyphs correctly (having DejaVu Sans installed helps). The
press the "Preview" button in the Forum. It pops up a error message and
the preview message body is left empty.


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