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Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2013 08:46:18 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: iconv Korean and Traditional Chinese research so far

On Sun, Aug 04, 2013 at 11:28:16PM -0700, wrote:
>      -------- Original Message --------
>      Subject: Re: [musl] iconv Korean and Traditional Chinese research so far
>      From: Rich Felker <[1]>
>      Date: Sun, August 04, 2013 10:00 pm
>      To: [2]
>      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:
>    [3]
>    There are also several packages that support UHC, which allegedly overlaps
>    with CP949:
>    [4]
>    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.


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