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- Subject: RE: lua for unicode
- From: "Joshua Jensen" <jjensen@...>
- Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 03:29:21 -0700
> What issues would be involved getting lua to natively use the
> MS Windows
> 16-bit unicode effort? I know its a little (well quite a lot :) )
> against the spirit of lua, but it seems like a good quick fix
> just to go
> through the lua source and replace all the str* function calls with
> win32 wstr* calls. Of course all scripts would have to be
> saved into the
> same 16-bit text files in this situation.
> Just to make clear (and avoid flames) I wouldn't consider
> this a proper
> fix but just a quick way to get win32 unicode support into lua.
If you need functionality very similar to what you describe now, hop on
over to http://workspacewhiz.com/ and click on the Misc. Code sidebar
link. You'll see two Lua distributions... LuaState 4.1 Alpha was used
to ship the Xbox title Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding. I built a wide
character "Unicode" string type into it. LuaPlus 5.0 Alpha is based on
the Lua 5.0 alpha codebase and has the same Unicode type. Note that the
string type is a true Lua string type. That is, I can write:
myString = L"This is a Unicode string"
myString = myString .. ", and it can use regular string operations."
myAnsiString = L"This is an ANSI string"