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Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx2.8.6dev.6

From: patakuti
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx2.8.6dev.6
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 14:57:51 +0900 (JST)

Thorsten Glaser wrote:

> address@hidden dixit:
> >>  - most japanese pages work in kterm (note that my lynx is
> >>    still English, and neither locale nor gettext/nls support
> >>    exists in the operating environment)
> "most" = these in EUC-JP
> >>  - some work if I set both lynx and kterm to display character
> >>    set Shift-JIS (lynx seems to not convert between them)
> >
> >some work?  Do you mean some work and some doesn't work?
> "some" = these in SJIS ;-) sorry for being unclear

Really?  I think there is no problem in viewing SJIS pages with
Shift_JIS setting.  Please confirm your setting and show me a concrete
example if you still have troubles.

> >>  - utf-8 pages don't work in kterm (no conversion)
> >
> >Please try --enable-japanese-utf8 configure option which is introduced
> >from 2.8.6dev.4.
> Oh, how nice?

It makes us be able to view the Japanese pages encoded UTF-8 properly
with kterm and other similar terminal emulators.

> *looks*
> if test $use_ja_utf8 != no ; then
>         AC_CHECK_LIB(iconv,libiconv_open)
> fi
> Not nice. This library is not in the base installation,
> but lynx is. I cannot introduce a dependency on a port
> into the base system.
> Last time I checked, GNU libiconv was under LGPL. If
> someone knows of a free iconv library that works with
> lynx, please let me know.

I believe that glibc's iconv and GNU libiconv does work.
Takeshi Hataguchi
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