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Re: [SG16-Unicode] P1689: Encoding of filenames for interchange

From: Niall Douglas <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 10:18:11 +0100
On 07/09/2019 16:53, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> On Saturday, 7 September 2019 08:47:43 PDT Thiago Macieira wrote:
>>> You may not be aware, but after a discussion with some Microsoft folk, I
>>> went ahead and submitted that as a feature request for the next major
>>> release of Visual Studio. And from what I am told, they are seriously
>>> considering it. The Windows console supports it, Windows supports it,
>>> the MSVCRT runtime supports it when asked. All someone needs to do is
>>> flip the switch for new projects targeting latest Windows 10 only, and
>>> we've done it.
>>> Having char = utf8 across all the major platforms would be an *enormous*
>>> win. Please aid that effort.
>> Of course. How can I help?

Anyone wanting to help poke Microsoft to turn on UTF-8 for all newly
created projects targeting recent Windows 10, please add your voice to:


For Mingw, they've always been great at tracking changes in MSVC. I'm
sure they'd continue that. I might add that one of the very senior MSVC
devs maintains a popular Mingw distro they use internally for testing


Received on 2019-09-09 11:18:23