[Lazarus] Some questions on Unicode wiki page

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sat Jun 23 00:40:07 CEST 2012

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 11:03:56AM +0200, Reinier Olislagers wrote:
> What is a widestring?

On Windows and FPC 2.4+? COM compatible UTF16. (UCS2 on win2000).

On the 2.4, and 2.6. non Windows  and  general FPC 2.2-, plain UTF16. (aka Kylix widestring).

> - No Unicode support on Win9x section
> "Windows platforms <=Win9x [..] only partially support Unicode"
> however:

No. Afaik fefault they *don't*. Only with manually installed extensions they
*partially* support unicode.

> Presumably not all *A functions are available as *W functions on Win9x,
> which is why Unicode is not fully supported?

Afaik that is again win9x+unicode extensions(unicows) AND a suitable adapted
RTL, not default win9x.

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