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- Subject: Support for Windows unicode paths
- From: "Thomas Harning Jr." <harningt@...>
- Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 10:55:56 -0400
One problem I've recently run into was accessing Windows unicode paths is impossible from Lua with its standard interface. I blame not Lua for its use of the standard C apis, but instead Windows for bad fallbacks (not to mention Outlook Express dies if you have a unicode username).... in any case it still needs to be dealt with.
Has anybody come up with solutions? The only reasonably solution I can think of is to have 'replacement' APIs at boundaries that send/receive certain text from the OS...
.... even the require libraries would need something to deal with paths it's using
The replacement format would be:
Lua -> WIN : (some charset, ex UTF-8) => Wide
WIN -> Lua : wide => (some charset, ex UTF-8)
... any other ideas?
Thomas Harning Jr.