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Re: Returns from Salzburg by train (was: Inputting fingerings separate f

From: Thomas Morley
Subject: Re: Returns from Salzburg by train (was: Inputting fingerings separate from melody?)
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:29:10 +0100

Am Mo., 20. Jan. 2020 um 22:23 Uhr schrieb Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden>:
> On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 10:06 PM Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Furthermore in Salzburg we said to try "latin 1"- encoding everywhere
>>> (for newer guile-versions).
>>> I'd need some assistance about the how-to, then I could test it as well.
>> I expect that actually nothing has to be done. I would assume that the C 
>> APIs we use are backward compatible. We should just avoid calling any 
>> functions that interpret a string as UTF-8 encoded Unicode.
> that was too optimistic. I David's list is a good start, and you could 
> replace the calls with the latin1 equivalents,
>  scm_from_utf8_string ->  scm_from_latin1_string
> maybe it makes sense to introduce a
>   ly_string_from_cppstring
>   ly_symbol_from_cppstring
> so we can document this hack in one place centrally.

Ok, I'll give it a try.
But don't forget I'm not a programmer ;)
This will probably be out of my depth.

In any case, it will take some time before I even can start this work.
Tomorrow my regular job will occupy most of my time...


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