[Development] RFC: Defaulting to or enforcing UTF-8 locales on Unix systems

Lars Knoll lars.knoll at qt.io
Mon Nov 18 17:05:29 CET 2019

> On 18 Nov 2019, at 17:00, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at> wrote:
> Thiago Macieira wrote:
>> The codecs we want to remove are just big tables of mapping old, legacy
>> codecs to UTF-16. We can easily remove those.
>> After that, removal of QTextCodec itself is not a big gain.
> So let me ask once again: Is ICU not already a hard requirement for Qt on 
> *nix systems? So why can we not just rely on ICU's tables?

No, it’s not a hard requirement. And especially for low end embedded systems, we also want to keep it that way.


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