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Date: 2006-08-19 (09:05)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Supporting unicode in ocaml...
On Sat, Aug 19, 2006 at 11:37:47AM +1200, Jonathan Roewen wrote:
> Does the ocaml team ever plan on supporting unicode to some degree?
> What about being able to parse utf-8 encoded files, but keeping the
> ascii only grammar? Then with the only change that if it's a utf-8
> file, that the utf-8 encoding of string constants are maintained. With
> this scheme, you could theoretically bail on non-ascii characters
> everywhere else. And a 3rd-party library like camomile could be used
> for higher-level processing of the utf8-encoded string constants (from
> the camomile docs, utf8 strings use the ocaml string type too).

Have a look at Camomile:


Generally speaking, though, I just always use string == UTF-8 string
and avoid using some of the unsafe functions from the standard
library, such as String.lowercase.


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