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Re: tr broken with accented chars

From: thomas
Subject: Re: tr broken with accented chars
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 17:59:40 +0200

On 4/21/06, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I have a problem with tr, version 5.94 :
> Upstream coreutils does not yet
> support multi-byte characters.  The TODO file documents the need
> for a nice patch that handles multibyte characters cleanly, while
> not penalizing speed of strict single-byte locales; and so far, while
> several vendors have provided add-on patches that attempt
> this, none of them have been considered clean enough to apply
> upstream. (snip)

Thanks a lot for your detailed explanation (and sorry for my late answer) !
Since there is no straightforward solution, I have used a workaround with sed.
May the day come when charset-related problems will be just a memory ;)


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