Talk:Migration to Unicode

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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 to STRING_8. Do the guidelines mean that we can change the ECF mapping from STRING to 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.