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Re: Remaining l10n issues

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-05-07 18:20:00 CEST

lundblad@softhome.net wrote:

> [UTF-8] Branko ÄŒibej writes:
>
>> lundblad@softhome.net wrote:
>>
>>> Else, we have other problems in the svn code I'm afraid. For
>>> example, when looking at internal paths, we check for the slash
>>> character by the character constant '/' (in the execution charset).
>>> If this doesn't match UTF-8/ASCII, then we're in trouble and have to
>>> use constants for the code point instead.
>>
>>
>> No we don't, internal paths are always converted to UTF-8 first.
>
> Yes, but you don't convert '/' and '.' from the execution character
> set to UTF-8, do you? When I say "execution character set" I am
> refering to something in the C standard (in case someone doesn't
> know). The compiler converts string literals from the source character
> set to the corresponding characters in the execution character set. If
> the system uses a character set that isn't ASCII-base, I don't see how
> '/' could map to the correct value in UTF-8. The numeric ASCII code
> for /, i.e. 47 would, however.
> Still, if someone can say authorotatively that we don't need to care
> about non-ASCII-based systems, this ddiscussion is pointless and our
> problems are gone.
> Hope I expressed myself better this time:-)

Ah yes, you have a point. It looks like we only support platforms where
the exec charset is a superset of ASCII. If AS/400 and OS/390 systems
can run programs in this mode, then I'm quite happy to keep this
restriction.

-- Brane

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