[Lazarus] rewriting of LConvEncoding

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Sep 20 22:45:15 CEST 2010

On Mon, 20 Sep 2010, merlin352 at globe.lu wrote:

> --- Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht ---
> Von: Mattias Gaertner <nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de>
> An: lazarus at lists.lazarus.freepascal.org
> Betreff: Re: [Lazarus] rewriting of LConvEncoding
>> On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 20:51:20 +0200
>> <merlin352 at globe.lu> wrote:
>>> Hello
>>> I had some issues with LConvEncoding as I wrote in bugtracker issue
>> #0017212
>>> My mistake was essentially the meaning of character encoding
>> "ANSI". Sorry for that.
>>> So I took a deeper view at this unit. It is far not complete
>> concerning existing codepages and support for Unicode.
>> It's goal is to convert the most common codepages and do the
>> rest with the existing OS libraries (iconv).
>> A complete conversion unit should be part of FPC.
> I agree, but that should be decided by the core developers.

The core developers do not have a problem with this.
Since it is mostly tables anyway, I see no reason not to do it.

Note that FPC does contain a some conversion code in the RTL, 
see the ucmaps directory and the charset unit.


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