Talk:Migration to Unicode
Peter gummer 22:25, 25 September 2012 (UTC) These are interesting guidelines. Is this recommended already in EiffelStudio 7.1?
Our code currently uses
STRING almost everywhere; the ECF maps
STRING_8. Do the guidelines mean that we can change the ECF mapping from
STRING_32? This would be much faster than editing every class individually.
The guidelines recommend using some
*_FILE_32 classes. Most of our files are UTF-8, not UTF-32. Will using the
*_FILE_32 classes work?
Alexander Kogtenkov 04:07, 26 September 2012 (UTC) This is a work in progress. Specifying mapping for the strings in an ECF might not work if application classes redefine features from the library classes.
As to using
*_FILE_32 classes, the only difference is the support of file names that use non-ASCII characters. Reading and writing the files is not affected.
Colin-adams 08:45, 26 September 2012 (UTC) Where is
UTF_CONVERTER? In which library is this class to be found? Is it available in 7.0?
Alexander Kogtenkov 09:19, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
UTF_CONVERTER is not available in 7.0. Most probably it will be included in EiffelBase.