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Re: UTF-8 and new ports

From: Stephen Compall
Subject: Re: UTF-8 and new ports
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 20:39:52 -0600
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Mike Gran <address@hidden> writes:
> It seems that port types are inherently 8-bit, right? 
> So to make this work, the ports will have to store and
> transmit characters as UTF-8 encoded data.  The
> 'fill_input' function will have to convert UTF-32 to
> UTF-8 and then cache them, passing them 1 byte at a
> time as requested.  The 'write' function will receive
> data 1 byte at a time and buffer it.  It will only
> write the character when a complete UTF-32 codepoint
> has been received.

Alternatively, you could assume an 8-bit character set (either from
CTYPE, or force Latin-1), recode output to UTF-32, and either ignore
or deliver nulls or something else convenient (maybe space?) for
characters outside the 8-bit character set.  This would be reasonable as
Guile characters are 8-bit anyway.

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