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Subject: Re: [boost] [General] Always treat std::strings as UTF-8
From: Stephan T. Lavavej (stl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-18 18:49:29

[Patrick Horgan]
> First, how annoying that that text mode on windows is called ANSI. It
> has nothing to do with ANSI.
> ANSI: Acronym for the American National Standards Institute. The
> term "ANSI" as used to signify Windows code pages is a historical
> reference, but is nowadays a misnomer that continues to persist in
> the Windows community. The source of this comes from the fact that
> the Windows code page 1252 was originally based on an ANSI
> draft-which became International Organization for Standardization
> (ISO) Standard 8859-1. "ANSI applications" are usually a reference
> to non-Unicode or code page-based applications.


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