Posts: 1660 from 2003/3/5
I am using cross-compilation and if I remember correctly it's something like gcc5. Does it change anything regarding encoding?
No, it does not change anything. Your app should come with English and ISO-8859-1 for the builtin defaults. Or you can use ObjectiveC and then UTF-8 comes for free.Quote:
What's the best practices for MorphOS (only) CLI apps that need to be localized: do people use charset library or do they use ISO?
English/ISO-8859-1 for the built-in language and locale/catalogs for translations.Quote:
What happens with locale catalogs: what should catalogs .cd files be encoded in?
The catalogs need to be encoded in ISO-8859-1 and .ct files encoded in the default ISO-8859-* associated with the catalog's language.
Edit: I've misread your original post. You may not output UTF-8 text straight into the shell - that is not supported for compatibility reasons. In that case, either use charsets or Objective-C to output text in the native ISO codepage.[ Edited by jacadcaps 06.07.2018 - 08:22 ]