[Mono-devel-list] Re: [patch] support utf8 strings in c# module

Rafael Teixeira monoman at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 15:53:32 EST 2004

See the /codepage option for mcs. Also mcs really try to detect from
bytemarks if the file is in some unicode encoding (utf8, utf16 little
endian or big endian...) but defaults to iso-8859-1 or cp1252. mbas
still uses the Encoding.Default class and so follows the LANG
environment variable.

My 2 bits,

On Tue, 2 Nov 2004 13:54:21 -0500, Joel Reed <joel.reed at ddiworld.com> wrote:
> > >Afaict, SWIG cvs will only work properly across M$ .net and mono for
> > >ASCII strings. 8-bit single byte encodings will not work
> > >properly because M$ interperts them as ANSI, whereas mono expects UTF8.
> > >
> > Is this something that Mono are aware of and what is specified in the C#
> > standard? The Mono team will probably want to fix any inconsistencies
> > with MS .NET.
> i did ask on #mono and it was an acknowledged difference
> that _might_ be changed if someone submitted a patch which
> determined the charset based on LANG environmental variable.
> But assuming 8bit strings are UTF8 happens to make working with
> Gtk# nice for them - which i think they care about alot.
> after thinking about the two options i actually like mono's
> choice better than assuming 8-bit strings are ANSI (cp1252).
> jr
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Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
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