I think properties can be of type string in all versions. For pre-Delphi 2009, the component can easily pack an UTF8 string into the AnsiString. Up to the user to handle it properly as an UTF8 string.
-- [EMAIL PROTECTED] The author of the freeware multi-tier middleware MidWare The author of the freeware Internet Component Suite (ICS) http://www.overbyte.be ----- Original Message ----- From: "Arno Garrels" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2008 7:57 PM Subject: [twsocket] FTP and Utf-8 in ICSv7 > Hi All, > > What do you think about adding Utf8-support to the FTP components > in ICSv7 for compilers D7 - D2007 as well? > > Currently the components treat path and file names as 8-bit ANSI. > This works quite well as long as both client and server use the same > charset or only characters from the ASCII 7-bit range. > > Any ideas are welcome. We realy need a solution that works with > Delphi 2009 as well where String maps to an UTF-16 string. > > My prefered solution is changing those string-properties to WideString by > introducing a new type alias "UnicodeString" that maps to WideString in > compilers pre-D2009 and to String/UnicodeString in Delphi 2009 and later. > I think this feature cannot be implemented w/o breaking existing code. > Has anybody experience with WideString? This string type is not reference > counted and may introduce a serious performance penalty. > > -- > Arno garrels > > -- > To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list > please goto http://lists.elists.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/twsocket > Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be -- To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list please goto http://lists.elists.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/twsocket Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be