String literals, ASCII vs UTF-8

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at
Tue Feb 28 11:19:10 PST 2012

On Tue, 2012-02-28 at 15:07 -0300, Olivier Hallot wrote:
> Em 28-02-2012 14:40, Eike Rathke escreveu:
> > People also complained about Writer paragraphs being limited to 64k
> > characters ... that's ~15 pages of eye-tiring continuous lines, but ...
> That one hurted me in portuguese/spanish judiciary/legal documents,
> where secular tradition prevents writing with banks/white "spaces" in
> the document (my guess: to not allow adding text in these "holes").

	Ho hum :-)

> This is a bug I really care about.
> A layman question: will OString/OUString replacements address this issue?

	Well - if by address you mean -potentially- (in writer - when it it is
finally converted) allow for -huge- (4Gb) paragraphs, then possibly
yes ;-)

	On the other hand ... I imagine that writer has scalability issues by
the time you get to a handful of pages of the same string anyway ;-)

	And that is before you start doing red-lining etc.

> Of course, this issue does not exist "elsewhere".

	Sure - those guys use a piece-table to store stuff, and do layout
rather differently ;-)

	All the best,


michael.meeks at  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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