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Closed 10 years ago

#294 closed Feature Requests (fixed)

unicode support in boost::filesystem

Reported by: sdanil Owned by: Beman Dawes
Milestone: Component: filesystem
Version: None Severity: Showstopper
Keywords: Cc: bdawes@…

Description (last modified by Dave Abrahams)

- It is looks like most of modern file systems works in
UNICODE. 

- There is a trivial transformation method from UNICODE
to the low part of ASCII. And if there is no UNICODE
support in some filesystem, then it can be emulated
using this transformation.

- The inaccessibility of UNICODE support breaks all the
advantages of boost::filesystem, because if you live
outside USA, UK and other English-speaking countries,
then you must be ready to work with UNICODE .paths









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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Dave Abrahams

Cc: bdawes@… added
Component: Nonefilesystem
Description: modified (diff)
Severity: Showstopper

Can't assign this to Beman until he enters his email address in Trac

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Dave Abrahams

Owner: changed from nobody to Beman Dawes
Status: assignednew

Beman, it would be nice if you'd assign these filesystem tickets to yourself so they will fall off the untriaged list. Thanks

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Beman Dawes

Resolution: Nonefixed
Status: newclosed

Wide character support has now been in Boost.Filesystem for several releases. It was merged into the main trunk in December of 2005. That implies Unicode for many, but not all compilers.

Support for Unicode wide characters is also somewhat dependent on C++ and the C++ standard library. C++0x will include a number of improvements to better support Unicode.

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