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Re: LYNX-DEV Adding additional characterset support

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Adding additional characterset support
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 12:31:57 -0500 (CDT)

On 7 Aug 1997, Jason F. McBrayer wrote:

> Hello all.
> I just got mail from a Russian-speaking OS/2 user who need some help
> with Lynx (my 2-7-1 port to OS/2).  Apparently, he is unable to
> prepare the IBM codepage corresponding to KOI8-r on his system, so he
> can't use the KOI8-r character set support in Lynx properly.  For most
> applications, he uses IBM codepage 866, which is an alternate Cyrillic
> encoding.
> How much work would it be for me to add support for cp866 to Lynx
> 2-7-1?  The user who need the character set sent me tables for
> remapping KOI8 to cp866, but I have no idea what to do with them.  I
> told him that if there were a simple patch, I'd recompile for him, but
> if it's going to take more than that then he needs to find help
> somewhere on installing the codepage for KOI8.
> Can someone point me in the right direction?

It's easy to add a new character set for either the development code or
fotemods after 1997-06-29, once you have set things up to compile the
chartrans code.  See the README.* files in the src/chrtrans/ directory,
and (in the devel code) the README.chartrans file (that's a bit out
of date now, but most things except for the URLs should still apply.)

You don't need koi8-r <-> cp866 tables, but rather a Unicode <-> cp866
table.  I don't have one, but it should be at <>.

We already have three Cyrillic charsets, that would be the 4th...
For a binary it probably makes sense to take some of the tables out.


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