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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh architecture discussion: format engine character s

From: Christian Neukirchen
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh architecture discussion: format engine character set
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:35:56 +0200
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Ralph Corderoy <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Ken,
>> > > So ... what would that mean, exactly?  Ignore the locale setting
>> > > and always output UTF-8?
>> >
>> > Well, yes, the code would be writing UTF-8, with the knowledge of
>> > how many cells have been occupied, e.g. one for the combining `a⃞',
>> > but it could complain about the non-UTF-8 locale setting, or try and
>> > set up `fire and forget' converter on open and opening files if it
>> > was easy enough to be worth the bother.
>> Help me out here, because I'm trying to translate your concepts into
>> actual code and I'm having some problems seeing how it would work.
> Geez, how much hand-waving do you want a guy to do?  :-)
>> Assuming we don't bring in a library like ICU,
> GNU's libunistring might be an alternative to ICU.
> http://www.gnu.org/software/libunistring/

This small lib could be useful as well, expat-licensed and could even
be vendored:


Christian Neukirchen  <address@hidden>  http://chneukirchen.org

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