Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:44:41 -0400 (EDT) From: idunham@...abit.com To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: R/GNU S: up with a couple hitches... > On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 08:19:17PM -0400, idunham@...abit.com wrote: >> BTW, Rich, here's what that page says about iconv: >> | The R usage requires iconv to be able to translate between "latin1" >> | and "UTF-8", to recognize "" (as the current encoding) and "ASCII", >> | and to translate to and from the Unicode wide-character formats >> | "UCS-[BL]E" >> How much of this should musl support? > > I've never heard of using "" (blank string) to mean "the current > encoding". If it's documented usage for glibc, it must be buried > somewhere in the docs; it's definitely not a standard usage. The > standard way to get the locale's encoding is nl_langinfo(CODESET); on > any good implementation it will be accepted as an argument to > iconv_open. Here's what the glibc docs say (http://www.gnu.org/software/libc/manual/html_node/Standard-Locales.html#Standard-Locales): === The only locale names you can count on finding on all operating systems are these three standard ones: "C" This is the standard C locale. The attributes and behavior it provides are specified in the ISO C standard. When your program starts up, it initially uses this locale by default. "POSIX" This is the standard POSIX locale. Currently, it is an alias for the standard C locale. "" The empty name says to select a locale based on environment variables. See Locale Categories. === Not that they accurately represent facts outside glibc! > As for the others (UTF-8, latin1, UCS-[BL]E, and ASCII) they > should all be accepted just fine. But it would probably be smarter to > use the standard name for latin1, ISO-8859-1. > > Rich > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ > Have questions about Online? Let Ask Find Your Answers Today! > http://click.lavabit.com/ma8j8371x6rc36grpdg4csc38eh4wfjauifmaofnbuqiz13tbtfb/ > ____________________________________________________________________________________ >
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