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Subject: Re: [boost] [locale] Review results for Boost.Locale library
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-30 12:45:55

Mathias Gaunard wrote:

> 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
> this.

Well, if you have a command that can prepend BOM to a file, you can
easily modify 'actions compile-c-c++' in msvc.jam to run that command.

- Volodya

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