Ticket #66 (closed task: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Document the fact that some console encodings won't work

Reported by: judah Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.6.0
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Description (last modified by judah) (diff)

Add documentation that encodings such as UTF-16, UTF-32 are not expected to work. (We need encodings like UTF-8 or Latin-1 which ensure that, for example, '\n' is represented by one byte.)

In retrospect this is not surprising, but it's probably worth mentioning somewhere since it's a decision that was made explicitly.

(This was done because of ghc's (current) lack of support for Unicode by default. In theory we could work around it using the low-level Handle API along with iconv's API, but in practice that's probably not worth it.)

Change History

Changed 9 years ago by judah

  • description modified (diff)

Changed 9 years ago by judah

Done in UnicodeSupport.

Changed 9 years ago by judah

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to fixed
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