[Lazarus] Feature Request: Insert {codepage UTF8} per default

Juha Manninen juha.manninen62 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 16:27:34 CEST 2016

On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 3:12 PM, Michael W. Vogel <m-w-vogel at gmx.de> wrote:
>> The cases fail with UTF-8 file encoding.
> I don't understand this.

I meant that some cases fail even when the file encoding is UTF-8.
File encoding is not the issue.

>> http://wiki.freepascal.org/Better_Unicode_Support_in_Lazarus#String_Literals
> And the first example there is wrong (or the words "and without" need to be
> removed). With no defined codepage
> const s: string = 'äöü';
> has codepoints of a UTF-8 String, the codepage is 0. If you assign it to a
> string with a declared codepage, you get a corrupted string. See my example.

I editor the page and separated 2 cases:
  const s = 'äöü';
  const s: string = 'äöü';

Please check. In a forum discussion it turned out they behave
differently. It may even be a compiler bug.
I cannot test it right now. Could you please edit the page as needed.
Anyway, how often do you need to assign a constant to a string that
has an explicitly declared codepage?


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