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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.45][filesystem3] utf8 support
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-30 11:44:16

On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 4:36 PM, Jochen Wilhelmy <j.wilhelmy_at_[hidden]>wrote:

> Hi!
> now I switched to filesystem3. Everything works, but there is one issue on
> windows.
> I'd like to use utf8 in my application. I can imbue an utf8-locale to path.
> But if I have
> legacy libraries that take only 8 bit strings then I would pass utf8
> instead of ansi
> (e.g. latin1). Therefore filesystem::path can be seen as a gateway between
> the application
> and the operating system and therefore needs two locales, one for the
> application and
> one for the operating system. Or an additional method utf8() that returns
> utf8 regardless
> of the locale. What do you think?
Without sample code, I may be missing something. But can't you achieve what
you want by use of the overloads for various class path functions that take
a "const codecvt_type&" argument?



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