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Re: wstring support in GCC 4.1.2 in Cygwin 1.5.25-11
I just come across one article in google about UTF-8 Cygwin
Just wanted to check about this. As per the documentation here
it says that the Cygwin it is providing will suport Unicode.
Is it worth to go back and try this out.
Brian Dessent wrote:
> jadooo wrote:
>> Please let me know if I am doing anything wrong.
> Yes, you are misunderstanding the nature of the problem.
> In order to support the wstring class, gcc relies on the platform's libc
> supporting wide character C99 functions. newlib does not have the
> necessary support so until that work is contributed, the wstring
> class cannot be enabled in libstdc++. And even then, you'd have to
> rebuild libstdc++ which means rebuilding all of gcc.
> Cygwin 1.7 currently contains support for unicode characters in
> filenames, but this is a far cry from general wide character string
> support (e.g. wprintf) so simply upgrading to 1.7 will not do anything.
> Larry's suggestion that this will start working in 1.7 is premature,
> unless somebody contributes the necessary newlib improvements before 1.7
> is released.
>  For a list of the missing features see
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