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From: Teemu Torma (teemu_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-19 07:28:31

On Tuesday 19 October 2004 12:37, Aaron W. LaFramboise wrote:
> > An assumption I think is wrong is that wchar_t would be suitable
> > for Unicode. Correct me if I'm wrong, but IIRC wchar_t has 16 bits
> > on Microsoft compilers, for example. The utf8_codecvt_facet
> > implementation will on these compilers cut off any codepoints over
> > 0xFFFF. (U+1D12C will come out as U+D12C.)
> This is because the Windows NT ABI is hardwired for 16-bit wide
> characters.  I beleive that means the wide characters are actually
> UTF-16 characters that use "surrogate pairs."

We tested at some point, and it is UCS-2 by default, and will switch to
UTF-16 if support for east asian languages is enabled.


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