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Subject: Re: [boost] Silly Boost.Locale default narrowstringencodinginWindows
From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-10-29 11:21:32

Yakov Galka wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 16:41, Peter Dimov <pdimov_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > It would've been nice for Microsoft to set all the narrow code pages to
> > UTF-8 in Windows NT (or Windows 64 bit, the other transition point), but
> > they didn't, so here we are.
> They can do it anytime. It won't break anything. You already cannot rely
> on
> a specific narrow code page, and it even can be variable-length (e.g.
> Shift-JIS). They don't do it intentionally (

They can, but it will be a lot of pain in the short term. It will break all
programs that require a specific code page (such as Latin-1 or Shift-JIS)
and can afford to do so because all Windows installations in the country are
on the same page and hardly anyone uses file names outside this code page.

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