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Subject: Re: [boost] A Unicode library?
From: Zach Laine (whatwasthataddress_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-02-27 17:22:33

On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 10:22 AM Can Topal via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>

> Hello everyone,
> Since I regularly work with Unicode text, I have started to design a
> Unicode library for handling UTF 8,16 and 32. The current support in C++ is
> still limited.
> Mainly I'm trying to implement a STL like support for file reading/writing,
> I/O operations and memory storage. So a user could read/write and process
> Unicode text like an ASCII string without knowing how the text is encoded.
> I thought people might have use for it. Even though libraries like ICU
> exist, they aren't beginner friendly and I couldn't find one with decent
> support for I/O.
> Is there demand for this? And if so do you guys have any suggestions?

I've been working on a proposed Boost library called Boost.Text for some
time now. It's not yet ready for review, but I posted about initial
interest a while back. You can find it here:


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