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Re: Character sets for log messages

From: Jon Trowbridge <trow_at_ximian.com>
Date: 2002-06-03 01:11:47 CEST

On Sat, 2002-06-01 at 12:39, Colin Putney wrote:
> I realize that it's not impossible, or even difficult to do the
> conversion. But it will take time and effort to do the research, coding,
> testing and maintenance. It's another hurdle that a client developer
> will have to clear, for no particular benefit.

Keep in mind that good[1] free[2] code for dealing with UTF-8 and
converting between charsets already exists, and it is being extensively
used by other projects. So the barriers for free software/open
source/whatever clients are really pretty low.


[1] Solaris iconv is known to be pretty buggy, and tends to respond
poorly if it gets handed invalid inputs. The GNU iconv seems to be
extremely robust.

[2] The stuff I have first-hand knowledge of is LGPL, but I'd be pretty
surprised if high-quality free-in-the-sense-of-BSD tools didn't also
already exist.

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