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Unicode Input

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Hi! I'm currently creating programming UTF-8 support for our engine and validation etc is working correctly. I was just wondering how inputing unicode characters work, does the underlaying OS handle the unicode input (meaning if I press scandinavian "ä" does it turn to UTF-8 coding)? Or do I have to use some library when it comes to input (like ICU)?

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This depends on the operating system and what mechanisms you use to interact with the operating system. For example, if you using windows messages, the WM_CHAR message's WPARAM is a UTF-16 encoded character value, but the WM_UNICHAR message's WPARAM is a UTF-32 encoded character value.

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