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Re: gEDA-user: PCB: simple FreeType fonts implementation -- update?

On Fri, 2011-05-13 at 10:17 -0700, Colin D Bennett wrote:

> Agreed, these are some concerns that would have to be worked out.
> Perhaps it would be easier and better to use UTF-32 for internal
> operations, to simplify random access to characters in strings, and
> just use UTF-8 for external storage (i.e., disk files).

I think Peter B is being cautious, ASCII -> UTF-8 should work due to the
way Unicode was designed, even if we do have a lot of open-coded string
parsers in the code.

UTF-8 is what gEDA uses internally, and UTF-32 would be much more work
to port to than just testing / fixing UTF-8 (which probably already
works for 99.something% of the cases.

Peter Clifton

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Engineering Department,
University of Cambridge,
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