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Re: Umlaut problem on Mac (composed vs. decomposed UTF-8)

From: B. Smith-Mannschott <benpsm_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-15 18:33:30 CEST

On Jul 15, 2007, at 14:34, Erik Huelsmann wrote:

> On 7/15/07, B. Smith-Mannschott <benpsm@gmail.com> wrote:
>> void
>> normalize_utf8_composed(const char **path_utf8)
>> {
>> /* ... and then a miracle occurs ... */
>> }
>> Have I misunderstood the problem?
> No, except that the problem is the part where the miracle occurs...
> Someone needs to write it or to find a library which does it for us.

I downloaded a copy of the unicode database to see what would be
involved, but then I got to googling on the reasonable assumption
that *someone* has surely invented this wheel already...

How about ICU: http://www.icu-project.org/


(though "compatability" normalization shown in the example would be
the Wrong Thing in Subversion's case since it is lossy.)

It's authored by IBM, but provided under an open source license.

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I've also noticed that it's being used by the Firebird ( http://
www.firebirdsql.org/ ), for whatever that's worth.

see: http://firebird.cvs.sourceforge.net/firebird/firebird2/extern/icu/

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