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Re: [Nmh-workers] character sets and localization

From: Jon Steinhart
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] character sets and localization
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 09:50:07 -0800

> No, we should find a good external library that handles that for us.
> glibc comes with 'iconv', that should be a good place to start for most
> systems.  Probably we should create a wrapper function that just calls
> iconv on glibc-based systems, or equivalent on other boxes.

That'll work.  Thanks.

> > There is no standard of which I'm aware for finding out the local character
> > set.
> Look at the $LANG environment variable, that's probably a good start on most
> systems. The various LC_ environment variables if you want to do more
> localization work.

That's the way it is on my Linux system but that doesn't make it standard.


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