[ros-dev] utf-16 data (e.g. inf files)

François Revol revol at free.fr
Wed Nov 26 12:12:40 CET 2008

> Hi folks,
> due to the perpetual problems with utf-16 files I recommend to change 
> the 
> handling in the following way as long as we don't have another 
> working 
> translation system (mui) and we want to keep a win32 compatible inf 
> file:
> We should store the files in subversion as utf-8 and convert during 
> make and 
> rbuild in utf-16 (e.g. via small c-programm or new rbuild-command), 
> so we can 
> edit and make diffs in an easy way.

BeOS has xtou but I think something like iconv is more crossplatform 
and should be available on Linux and win32 as well...
UTF-8 seems definitely better as cross-platform format anyway, but I'm 
just a guest here ;)


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