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From: Darren Cook (darren_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-19 01:33:47

>>Hi. I am in the process of planning a library for handling unicode
>>strings in C++ ...
> ....
> functionality which does not, ie exceptions and file names and locale
> message files, and assume that only narrow characters exist in its usage. I
> am still amazed that programmers from countries which would normally use
> wide characters as Unicode encodings, such as the Japanese, have not made
> more of an issue with this, but perhaps they are so used to their far more
> difficult DBCS roots that pursuing wide characters everywhere, much less a
> real Unicode encoding, is a minor issue with them.

For Japanese strings I use either Shift-JIS or UTF-8 encodings, both of
which work fine with std::string for most tasks. Matching sub-strings could
give a false match however. When talking about Unicode does that include UTF-8?


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