UTF8 Squeak

Yoshiki Ohshima yoshiki at squeakland.org
Thu Jun 7 19:55:18 UTC 2007


> > I don't know details but I hope that UTF8 Squeak means full Unicode in
> > image and UTF-8 just on the "borders", to OS, to files etc?
> Well, UTF8 is just an encoding of Unicode code points, So, Squeak will have to 
> support Unicode. Its language and tools will need to handle Unicode code 
> points and UTF8 streams. Internally, whether code points or UTF8 encoding is 
> used would depend on the context.

  Why do you get the impression that Squeak doesn't support it?

  Using UTF-8 internally throughout the system would be a challenge,
especially thinking about that the overloaded methods like at:,
at:put: and all of these have to be disambiguated as to what it means.

-- Yoshiki

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