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Re: tr is not working correctly with Turkish locale

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: tr is not working correctly with Turkish locale
Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2005 22:29:58 +0100

Ismail Donmez <address@hidden> wrote:
> I used the vanilla tarball + Gentoo patches but they have no patch for
> multibyte encodings as far as I see. So tr is not supposed to handle
> multibyte characters? Like never? :/

This has come up before.
Here's a recent reply from Paul Eggert:


There are indeed patches to make many of the text-related tools
work with multibyte characters.  So far, I've refused to adopt
those changes because they introduce too much code duplication.
Eventually, someone will find the time and energy to come up with
an efficient and more-maintainable solution.

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