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Re: A question about scm_{to,from}_locale_string()

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: A question about scm_{to,from}_locale_string()
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 16:19:02 +0200
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Peter TB Brett <address@hidden> skribis:

> All of our strings are encoded as UTF-8, but we can't use
> scm_to_utf8_stringn() and scm_from_utf8_string() because they don't
> exist in Guile 1.8.8 (which we're going to have to continue to support
> for some time).
> The question, then, is whether using scm_{to,from}_locale_string() with
> UTF-8 strings will "just work" in both Guile 1.8.8 and Guile 2.0.1 as
> long as we make sure that the current locale is a UTF-8 locale?

Yes, it should work.

However, in Guile 2.0.x, you'd better use scm_{to,from}_utf8_string to
avoid relying on the locale settings.  You could use a configure check
for that.


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