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Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 03:25:49 +0200
From: Luca Barbato <>
Subject: Re: Iconv and old codepages

On 06/27/2013 02:37 AM, Isaac wrote:
> -100 on ICU; it's bloated to a degree that GNU has yet to match.
> C++/needs libstdc++, 31.9 M for -dev, 22.4 M for libs, 29.7 M for docs.
> (numbers from icu 4.8 on Ubuntu Lucid)

ICU is huge and does much more than iconv or so they told me.

What's sure is that it is managed by people not really knowing what's
the meaning of API and ABI compatibility means...

(Still looks like it is really well documented...)


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