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From: Nigel Stewart (ns_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-29 15:12:05

> We are getting warnings when trying to compile Boost source files with
> MSVC 2003 and 2005 when there are high-ASCII characters in the
> sources. The reported problem only shows up when the computer's region
> is set to Japanese, but there could be other affected regions as well.

Boost/1.33.0/boost $ file *.hpp | grep -v ASCII
lexical_cast.hpp: ISO-8859 C++ program text
multi_index_container_fwd.hpp: ISO-8859 C program text
multi_index_container.hpp: ISO-8859 C program text
progress.hpp: ISO-8859 C++ program text
property_map_iterator.hpp: ISO-8859 C++ program text
ref.hpp: ISO-8859 C++ program text
token_functions.hpp: ISO-8859 C++ program text
tokenizer.hpp: ISO-8859 C++ program text

> Has anyone else seen this problem? Are there other potential fixes
> other than removing all high-ASCII characters from the source files?

Perhaps converting the boost headers into utf-8, rather than
a mixture of ASCII and ISO-8859, would be more region-neutural.
I don't know if boost has standardised on an encoding, but
being Latin-1 centric is probably not necessary or intentional.


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