Subject Re: [firebird-support] running Firebird without fbintl
Author Mark Rotteveel
On 5-7-2018 09:28, Hamish Moffatt hamish@...
[firebird-support] wrote:
> We're linking embedded Firebird in to our application on macOS. Ever
> since macOS 10.13, we are getting crashes whenever our application
> invokes a file open dialog.
> We have tracked this down to some sort of conflict with fbintl. If we
> remove fbintl from our application, everything works.
> I suspect it is some sort of conflict between libicu linked into fbintl
> and libicu used in the macOS system frameworks (and I suspect a change
> to icu in macOS is why this only started with 10.13). I tried to rebuild
> Firebird with a later version but didn't get very far.
> So, what is the impact of removing fbintl? What functionality do I lose?

You lose almost all character set support, including UTF-8.

Mark Rotteveel