UNICODE not required in 1.3
I just built a new server using Ice 1.3 and I'm happy to find out that I doesn't require unicode anymore.
Thanks for allowing this.
Administrators, ZeroC Staff
The Internet Communications Engine
The use of Microsoft's Unicode libraries is now optional. However, you should convert each string to UTF-8 before sending such string, otherwise an Ice for C++ application cannot talk to Ice for Java, because Java is all Unicode.
Ice for C++ includes utility functions to convert Unicode in UTF-16 from and to UTF-8. If you use any other encoding, you should write a converter for such encoding.