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Subject: Re: [boost] [General] Always treat std::strings as UTF-8
From: Patrick Horgan (phorgan1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-14 21:35:41

On 01/14/2011 02:05 PM, Peter Dimov wrote:
> John B. Turpish wrote:
>> By the way, I disagree with Peter's assessment that, "you rarely, if
>> ever, need to access the Nth character," but I will gladly cede that
>> this depends on your problem domain.
> It obviously depends on the problem domain :-) but, when talking about
> Unicode, you can't reliably access the Nth character, in general, even
> with UCS-32. (As far as I know.)
I don't understand. UCS-32 (I assume you meant encoded as UTF-32) is a
fixed width encoding so the n-th character is just 4n away from the
beginning of the string. Right?


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