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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-06 05:52:14

Hi Hagen,

> I just wanted to express my sincere wish/hope that any achievements in
> this sector will become a common boost good.

That's why I'm asking for comment, rather than silently adding specific
implementation. Hopefully we'll agree on something.

> glib did a very good
> implementation of UTF-8 handling and Glibmm is a well done C++ wrapper but
> it lacks the "standardness". Something like boost::ustring COULD bring a
> widely accepted UTF-8 aware unicode string to C++ programmers. A somewhat
> relieving thought.

I am not exactly sure if UTF-8 or UCS-4 is better as universal solution, but
some solution is surely needed.

> Or did I miss something? Is something like this part of boost already?

Nope :-( Even UTF-8 encoder is not in boost yet.

- Volodya

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