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Subject: Re: [boost] [locale] Review results for Boost.Locale library
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-26 07:41:55

On 26/04/2011 11:17, Sebastian Redl wrote:

> GCC has options to control both the source (-finput-charset) and the
> execution character set (-fexec-charset). They both default to UTF-8.
> However, MSVC is more complicated. It will try to auto-detect the source
> character set, but while it can detect UTF-16, it will treat everything
> else as the system narrow encoding (usually a Windows-xxxx codepage)
> unless the file starts with a UTF-8-encoded BOM. The worse problem is
> that, except for a very new, poorly documented, and probably
> experimental pragma, there is *no way* to change MSVC's execution
> character set away from the system narrow encoding.

A long time ago, I asked Vladimir Prus to help me add an option to
Boost.Build that would allow to automatically prepend the BOM to source
files when using MSVC, but unfortunately he was never able to help me do

I think that with a Unicode library getting in Boost, this feature is
becoming even more important.

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