Unicode and APIs

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at sun.com
Wed Sep 19 17:28:49 EDT 2007

On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 04:36:54PM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
> Ken mentioned in another post that he suspected that adding
> internationalization support would require significant API work.
> I'd like to challenge that assumption.
> How badly will things break if we add a context flag that says
> "everything is UTF8" and minimize other API changes?

Letting the caller be responsible for any conversions from the current
locale's codeset to UTF-8 and vice-versa seems like a very reasonable
way to deal with the API.

But will MIT fix its krb5 apps to do just that?

Then there's stringprep.


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