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From: Emery De Nuccio (emery.denuccio_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-07 23:38:33

I have been using a set of Unicode classes that I wrote that follow the STL
common conventions for a while. These include unicode::ustring to replace
std::string, unicode::uifstream to replace std::uifstream, and
unicode::uofstream to replace std::ofstream. Is there any interest in adding
them to Boost? I was pretty shocked to find that boost doesn't already have
something like this (or maybe it does and I just haven't found it).

Each of the classes mimics the standard equivalents' design like member
names and iterator sub-classes. They also bidirectionally support all of
UTF-8, UTF-16, UTF-32/UCS-4, UCS-2, and traditional ASCII.

The only thing that I think is lacking is regex - not sure how to go about
that. Maybe collaborate with the current boost.regex author(s) to add
non-PCRE Unicode support?

Note: I am happy do the necessary work to make the library meet Boost's
quality standards.

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