Re: Unicode Operating Systems

From: Chuck (
Date: Wed Jul 16 1997 - 14:37:19 EDT


What version of IDL is this extension in? I.e. Do I assume that this
will be in CORBA 3.0, not CORBA 2.0? Any vendors supporting that
extension yet, or announced support?


Erik van der Poel wrote:

> OMG (Object Management Group) recently extended IDL (Interface
> Definition Language) to include wchar (wide char) and wstring (wide
> string). Apparently, you can (or must) use Unicode in them, probably
> in
> big-endian order. It is probably difficult to use Unicode in their
> "string" type, since implementations typically look for a null
> terminator (zero byte).
> Erik
> Chuck wrote:
> > Though not an OS, I was wondering if anyone had any feedback on
> >
> > It is my understanding that CORBA doesn't handle wide characters in
> > their "string" type.

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