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Subject: Re: [boost] [General] Always treat std::strings as UTF-8
From: Artyom (artyomtnk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-15 08:29:38

> >
> > namespace boost {
> > std::string utf8_to_ansi(std::string const&s);
> > std::string ansi_to_utf8(std::string const&s);
> > std::wstring utf8_to_wide(std::string const&s);
> > std::string wide_to_utf8(std::wstring const&s);
> > }
> ANSI doesn't really mean much.
> It's purely a windows thing.
> utf8_to_locale, which would take a std::locale object, would make more
> sense.

1. std::locale based conversion using std::codecvt facet strongly depends on
   implementation and this is bad point to start from.
2. These utf8_to_ansi and backwards should not be used outside windows scope,
where ANSI means
   narrow windows API (a.k.a. ANSI API)
3. Under non-windows platform that should do anything to strings and pass them
as is as

   native POSIX api is narrow and not wide.



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