Thursday, July 13, 2006

i18n in Wt

I've been working on the i18n feature of Wt for the past few months though all my work still remains on the drawing board. I haven't integrated a single line of code yet to the repository. Wt is theoretically capable of displaying utf-8 but libxml++ seems not up to the job yet.The reason why Wt is not rendering unicode text from resources properly is that libxml++ throws a Glib::ConvertError exception if it encounters unicode characters. I think the libxml++ folks haven't resolved this issue yet even in the latest versions. The best solution? Switch to Xerces-C! More on that later.