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Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 03:17:24 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: FMT_UNICODE and FMT_UTF8 flags

On 2012-06-26 02:00, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 01:32:58AM +0200, magnum wrote:
>> Formats that are UCS-2 internally
>> (like these) must set FMT_UNICODE and as long as they do not really
>> support encodings other than ISO-8859-1 they must not set FMT_UTF8.
> Is this documented anywhere?  The comments in formats.h don't make it
> clear that not setting these flags may have drastic consequences like
> what you describe.

I made the comments more clear now. They were probably from first 
versions of the UTF-8 patch in 2009 and their meaning has skewed a 
little (FMT_UTF8 should really be FMT_ENCODING nowadays).

I had thoughts about writing a "doc/Unicode-programming" with some hints 
but I doubt anyone would read it. The best we have right now is 
unicode.h so I added a note there to watch out for these flags.


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