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Subject: Re: [boost] [nowide] Easy Unicode For Windows: Request For Comments/Preliminary Review
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-30 11:14:13

On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 8:33 AM, Artyom Beilis <artyomtnk_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hello all Booster,
> I comments on a library that I want to submit for a formal review.
> The library provides an implementation of standard C and C++ library
> functions such that their inputs are UTF-8 aware on Windows without
> requiring using Wide API to make program work on Windows.

Both the above and the docs seem to focus on the problems of UTF-8
awareness on Windows. That's a problem well worth solving, but...

Am I correct in assuming that the library allows writing portable
programs that handle UTF-8 strings correctly on other operating
systems, too, regardless of whether the native narrow string encoding
is UTF-8 or something different? For example, a POSIX-like operating
system set up to use some legacy Asian character set encoding?


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