[openbeos] Re: suggestions: iconv.h, libiconv, and iconv

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2003 19:57:27 +0200 CEST

"Andrew Bachmann" <shatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, 02 Aug 2003 03:25:48 +0200 CEST "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@pinc-
> software.de> wrote:
> > Anyway, the iconv stuff that comes with glibc seems to be much more 
> > compact than what's in libiconv. Makes me wonder if some charsets 
> > are 
> > missing in the glibc version.
> Here's my knowledge on this issue:  I had to compile libiconv with 
> the
> --extra-encodings flag to get all the encodings that R5 supports.  
> (This
> just added IBM437, a.k.a. MS_DOS_CONVERSION)  Apparently
> older glibc were quite inferior to libiconv, but newer ones are 
> better
> than older ones. (comparable?)  And just for kicks, check this,
> apparently the glibc version does *not* use const. LOL

That's funny indeed :-)
Perhaps, after all, it wouldn't hurt to follow the standard? ;))

I will have a look for iconv dependencies in glibc later, and then we 
can decide what to do with libiconv.


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