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Re: [Nmh-workers] mhshow display bug

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] mhshow display bug
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:25:13 -0400

>In the iconv command, you can append a //TRANSLIT to the target encoding
>to try to substitute some reasonable characters for characters that are
>not recognized there.
>It appears that iconv(3) returns EILSEQ in this case. Do we have another
>mechanism to implement //TRANSLIT? Seems useful.

Anthony pointed out that //TRANSLIT is a GNU extension (and there are API
extensions that GNU iconv provide that give you more control over what
exactly happens there) but I don't think we can really depend on that
since those are not supported by POSIX.


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