UTF8 libraries

Bayley, Alistair Alistair_Bayley at invescoperpetual.co.uk
Fri Feb 2 10:50:37 EST 2007

> From: libraries-bounces at haskell.org 
> If someone is interested in suppourting UTF8, I recommend to
> use oniguruma.
> http://www.geocities.jp/kosako3/oniguruma/
> Oniguruma also supports UTF-16BE, UTF-16LE, UTF-32BE, UTF-32LE,
> etc .... And it is portable, it's available both on Unix and
> Windows.
> So I think it is best regex C library to choose backend.

Sorry, I didn't explain this so well. I mean an decoder to marshal a
C-string that I know is UTF8 into a Haskell String (i.e. [Char]). An FFI
call out to C might be convenient, but will have overhead. It's not that
hard to write a UTF8 decoder (and encoder) in Haskell; I just wanted to
avoid wasted work.

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