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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Winapi 2nd beta
- From: Lorenzo Donati <lorenzodonatibz@...>
- Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 13:08:58 +0200
On 13/06/2011 12.16, Dušan Majkić wrote:
This is the second beta release of winapi: basic Windows bindings for Lua.
By default it is CP_ACP, but you can set it explicitly to UTF-8.
I think that all code pages should be killed in favor of utf-8.
After all, it is the proven Unicode survivor of the Internet.
Oh yes! That would be really a dream, I agree. But, alas, there are
legacy systems and legacy software. I still work mainly on WinXP
machines (and also on old Win98 PCs sometimes), and there are codepage
issues even between the console and GUI apps: when I try to run shell
commands inside scite the localized (Italian) messages still produce
some garbage characters instead of the intended chars (those with code
Moreover, but this is not related to winapi, I doubt embedded system
could afford supporting Unicode anytime soon. I'm not an expert, but I
suspect the memory footprint of Unicode tables & C. probably could be a