[Vm-dev] UTF-8 status of VMs?

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Sat Feb 13 02:30:24 UTC 2010

IIRC Ian's VM still defaults to MacRoman. For Etoys we explicitly set the encoding to UTF-8 in the launch script.

How about we require a "4.x" VM to use only utf-8?

- Bert -

On 12.02.2010, at 14:10, Andreas Raab wrote:
> Thanks John, that's *great* news!
> Cheers,
>  - Andreas
> John M McIntosh wrote:
>> mac is utf8 for file api, drag drop,  and clipboard. On 2010-02-12, at 10:58 AM, Andreas Raab wrote:
>>> Folks -
>>> Just a quick check on the status of UTF-8 support in the VMs. Do we by now have agreement that all strings coming into the VM and out of the VM should be in UTF-8 by default? Including, but not limited to file and directory names, clipboard contents, etc?
>>> I'd really like to simplify some of the code to not have to deal with all of these conversions and simply assume that on any path into the VM we perform a UTF-8 conversion and get over with it.
>>> Cheers,
>>> - Andreas
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