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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Open a filename with a wstring or wchar_t *
From: John Dlugosz (JDlugosz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-08-03 14:39:09

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

I think that's a C Standard Library implementation issue, so is a property of the compiler, not the OS. The multi-byte string _bmlen etc. support is designed around double-byte character sets, not UTF-8.

Windows supports UTF8 as a "code page" for the fundamental wide/narrow conversion functions, so should take that fine for any narrow-string API function. Note that file names have their own setting separate from the main code page; that might be confusing matters.


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