[Lazarus] Beyond Compare 4 built with Lazarus 1.2

Kostas Michalopoulos badsectoracula at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 05:34:27 CET 2014

Is there a way to ignore all these and make everything to work with
UTF-8? Like setting some global variable that makes all strings
(ansistrings) "UTF-8 codepage" or something that also causes any
system-specific calls (Assign, Writeln, etc) to do automatic
conversion from/to whatever the underlying OS uses?

On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 11:42 PM, Graeme Geldenhuys
<mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk> wrote:
> On 2014-01-03 21:37, Sven Barth wrote:
>> This might bite you with 2.7.1 as ShortString is considered as being
>> encoded in CP_ACP. Thus on systems were the system code page is not
> Thanks for pointing that out, and I've made a note to test this when the
> time comes. As previously mentioned, fpGUI only uses UTF-8 internally,
> and has fpg* specific functions for working with RTL and custom string
> functions. So when there is a String[4] or AnsiString type used
> somewhere, it is what some here consider a "AnsiString hack".. ie: an
> array of bytes representing a UTF-8 string, but stored in an AnsiString
> container. When TfpgChar or TfpgString is used, the framework knows it
> contains UTF-8 encoded text.
> All this will be revisited and tested once the FPC 2.8.0 (or 3.0)
> release gets closer to realisation.
> Regards,
>   - Graeme -
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