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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Open a filename with a wstring or wchar_t *
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-08-03 06:17:59

On 03/08/10 00:06, Rainer Deyke wrote:
> On 8/2/2010 15:21, PB wrote:
>> We had a program compiling under Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 that was
>> running in different regions around the world and allowing users in
>> their regions to open their files ok. This program deals at the char*
>> level, working with strings encoded using local code pages.
> The only way this approach could possibly work is if users only used
> file names that could be encoded in their default code page, which is
> simply not true a lot of the time. For example, I run under a Japanese
> locale, but I regularly deal with files with Chinese names or German
> names that cannot be represented in CP932, the Japanese code page under
> Windows.

If only Windows supported a UTF-8 locale like most other systems...

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