Subject: [boost] [1.44] [filesystem] how to imbue utf-8
From: Jochen Wilhelmy (j.wilhelmy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-08-23 10:30:55
With boost::filesystem I'd like to do the following:
- use std::string (i.e. 8 bit) with utf-8
- call native functions such as CreateFileW(), or open()
on windows, linux and macos
the v3 version handles this differently than v2 and maybe the new
v3 is indeed better since I can imbue utf-8 and all other libs that I
use that use
boost::filesystem will magically also use utf-8 which was not possible
with the v2 version.
But now my questions:
How do I imbue utf-8? Maybe a newbee-question but would be nice if it
would appear in
How do I get a wchar_t* for CreateFileW()?
How to I get a utf-8 encodec char* for open() for macos?
How to I get a locale-encoded char* for open() for linux?
(the locale may be utf-8 but if it is latin-1 then a transcoding has
to take place).
The generic constructor of fs::path should be made explicit since it
makes overloading difficult.
Of course constructors for std::basic_string, char*, wchar_t* etc. can
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