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- Subject: Re: Future plans for Lua and Unicode
- From: Justin Cormack <justin@...>
- Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 11:14:25 +0100
On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 10:27 AM, Simon Orde <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I'm a great fan of Lua. Support for Unicode
is really important for me though. The above strategy, if correct, is
probably OK for my purposes. Ideally I'd prefer script-writers to be able to
write scripts in UTF-16 and work entirely in UTF-16 - but I can live
without that. But it will only really work when support for UTF-8
becomes available in IUP - and, ideally, other Lua libraries. So does
anyone know what work, if any, is currently being done on adding
support for UTF-8 (or UTF-16?) Lua strings in Lua libraries - such as
I can't imagine that anyone would want to support UTF-16 today, except conversions for use with other systems. It was only popular because it was fixed length, but now it isn't it has no benefits.
I would be happy to help work on a more comprehensive UTF-8 library; it would be good to draw up a scope for what people want.