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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-08 04:30:32

Emery De Nuccio wrote:
> 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?

See for the existing
Unicode support. Adding support for more string/character types is the easy
part: providing Unicode aware character classification and sorting is much
harder which is why I currently rely on ICU for this.


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