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bug #65163: Unicode still experimental and no UTF8 support

Submitter:  Paolo Redaelli <Tybor>
Submitted:  Sun 14 Jan 2024 09:57:35 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  * 5 - Normal Status:  Need Info
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  None Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  dennis
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Sun 14 Jan 2024 09:57:35 PM UTC, original submission:  

UNICODE_STRING is still experimental and there is currently no support built-in support for UTF8 strings.

They're bot beyond the feasibility, so I thing we should rely on external libraries.

There are a *lot* of libraries to handle Unicode as it is a fairly complex standard.

Regarding UTF8 "apt search utf8 dev" finds https://github.com/sheredom/utf8.h which seems quite nice.
There is also GLib, but using it would make each program compiled by Liberty dependent of it.

BTW, €, ü and à are correctly recognized as not being CHARACTER, as it is mapped to a C char, which is an 8 bit value. And according to stores 7 bit.

Paolo Redaelli <Tybor>
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