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Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in Unicode library for Boost?
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-09-23 09:57:03

On 9/23/18 7:45 AM, Zach Laine via Boost wrote:
> I've been working on a Unicode library for submission to Boost, with an eye
> toward standardizing robust Unicode support for C++.
> It started as a better string library for namespace "std2", with minimal
> Unicode support. Though "std2" may never happen, those string types are
> still in there, and the library has grown to also include all the Unicode
> features most users will ever need.
> You can find the Github page here:
> You can find the online docs here:
> If you care about portable Unicode support, or even addressing the
> embarrassment of being the only major production language with next to no
> Unicode support, please have a look and provide feedback.
> I gave a talk about this at C++Now in May, though it's a bit out of date,
> as the library was not then finished. It's three hours, so, y'know, maybe
> skip it. For completeness' sake:

I think a Unicode library is very much needed in Boost.

Out of curiosity, it looks like you implemented Unicode algorithms
yourself. Why not use a specialized library, like ICU?

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