Gnome2 UTF-8 handling

David Hampton hampton at
Mon Dec 22 01:56:10 CST 2003

On Sun, 2003-12-21 at 22:04, Reinke Bonte wrote:
> I didn't know that "wide characters" referred to GdkWChar.
Yes. Gnucash currently uses both GdkWChar (32 bit character) and gchar
(8 bit character) strings.  It does not use the UTF-8 manipulation
> Of course it is possible, but it is not trivial. The aim is to compile
> gnucash with libxml2, but the existing parser relies on a bug of
> libxml1. I don't think you can use the parser the same way as it works
> now with libxml2.
Please explain further.  What bug does gnucash rely on?  I've been using
libxml2 in the gnome2 branch without any noticeable problem.
> Sorry, that I post with very little background knowledge, but proper
> UTF-8 support is very important to me, and I really want it work.

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