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From Роман Донченко <DXDra...@yandex.ru>
Subject Re: Misbehaviour of apr_os_locale_encoding on Windows
Date Tue, 13 Apr 2010 18:47:37 GMT
Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> писал в своём письме Wed, 14 Apr 2010 00:29:23

> On 13.04.2010 20:21, Роман Донченко wrote:
>> Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> писал в своём письме Tue, 13
Apr 2010
>> 23:34:21 +0500:
>>> On 13.04.2010 19:19, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
>>>> What is your opinion of the proposed patch to just this interface?
>>>> It seems
>>>> that aligning to the system LCID is very problematic for a
>>>> multi-user OS,
>>>> where you are on an eastern European codepage, and I'm on a western
>>>> codepage.
>>>> The files you are working with are likely different than mine.
>>>> Changing to
>>>> the systemwide codepage definitely seems invalid, notwithstanding
>>>> the issues
>>>> noted about apr_user_name_get().
>> Anyway, we're not ignoring the whole thread locale here — just the
>> code page part. And here's another thought experiment: Notepad, by
>> default, saves and reads files in the system codepage, regardless of
>> what the user locale says. Makes sense to be compatible with Notepad,
>> doesn't it? 8=] That, and apr_user_name_get, and all the ANSI versions
>> of the WinAPI functions - you'd be hard-pressed to find a place where
>> the user locale's code page is actually used. Well, maybe in projects
>> that use APR. 8=]
> I was under the impression that Windows allowed each window of each
> application to use a different input method and code page, hence the
> assumption that the thread locale's code page is the correct one. Is
> that not the case?

The input method, AFAIK, is thread-specific, but it's largely irrelevant  
here. "Code page", on the other hand... An application can in principle  
use any code page it wants, but the ANSI WinAPI functions definitely use  
the system locale's ANSI codepage, a.k.a. CP_ACP, GetACP(), and  
link in my first post (and try the Notepad experiment). Since the ANSI  
codepage is all the Unicode-unaware apps get, they naturally tend to  
produce and consume CP_ACP-flavoured text; and since Unicode-aware apps  
want to stay compatible with the unaware, they tend to do that, as well.

This posting is provided AS-IS and represents my personal experience. No  
warranty implied. 8=]


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