|Additional reading is not yielding a good conclusion.
My application is in telemetry. Cutting this to an absolute minimum, I use Excel VBA to build a text based file containing as many as 100,000 pieces of information. My applications uses that to configure itself and determine how to translate the raw input into parameters that another application displays in real time. The application can write copious amounts to text base log files so I can understand the data better and see how it runs. The only human interaction is to start the app, select a configuration file, and use checkboxes to set logging options.
Everything is currently running as Unicode in Visual Studio. The app will never be used by the general public. There is no expectation of translation to other languages. But, I do want to write in a style that will be useful in other projects.
Am I OK with Unicode and strings such as L"read this"? Do I need to use the UTF-8 options?
Thank you for your time