by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/10/02 08:19 -07:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/michkap/archive/2005/10/02/476213.aspx
That is right, the Unicode train is leaving the station. You might want to make sure to get on board!
I have mentioned before that NLS is not writing new 'A' APIs. We are also recommending the same to other teams; if you are writing new functionality, it is time to remove the additional complication of converting string parameters.
Another factor that I discovered while meeting with MVPs on Friday -- new C++ projects written in Visual Studio 2005 are Unicode by default. So a lot of people will be calling the Unicode functions anyway.
Also in VS 2005, the Resource Editor can understand Unicode .rc files!
Now unfortunately Unicode .RC files are not the default currently; I would love to see this change in a service pack for VS2005 -- maybe someone should suggest it over at the MSDN Feedback Center so people can vote on it? :-)
I'll be posting more on other plans to help with this long-term migration, as they become available. But both inside and outside of Microsoft, the time has come for Unicode....
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I'm a bit late chiming in here, but about time, I reckon. This is sorely needed by Unicode advocates everywhere, so that we can, finally and definitively, drum into everyone's heads that they need to learn this stuff and use it.
2007/05/07 The Unicode train? It left the station....
2007/02/22 Getting the resource info you want
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