Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2013 08:46:18 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: iconv Korean and Traditional Chinese research so far On Sun, Aug 04, 2013 at 11:28:16PM -0700, writeonce@...ipix.org wrote: > -------- Original Message -------- > Subject: Re: [musl] iconv Korean and Traditional Chinese research so far > From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> > Date: Sun, August 04, 2013 10:00 pm > To: musl@...ts.openwall.com > Being that HKSCS is a standard, registered MIME charset and the cost > is only 10k, and that it seems necessary for real world usage in Hong > Kong, I think it's pretty obvious that we should support it. So I > think the question we're left with is whether the CP949 (MS encoding) > extension for Korean is important to support. The cost is roughly 37k. > > In case that helps: Korean typesetting packages for > TeX/LaTeX/XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX do provide support for CP949. This includes > the most recent versions; see, for instance: > http://osl.ugr.es/CTAN/macros/luatex/generic/luatexko/luatexko-uhc2utf8.lua > There are also several packages that support UHC, which allegedly overlaps > with CP949: > http://www.ctan.org/topic/korean > Best regards, > zg Thanks. I've also seen a fair number of bug reports asking for programs that lack it to add support, so it seems there is at least some demand. I'm going to go ahead and look into whether there's a way we could do slow but algorithmic conversion (e.g. are all the characters outside the standard range allocated sequentually based on the set missing from the standard range?) since that would make the question of whether or not it's needed fairly irrelevant. Rich
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