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Re: LYNX-DEV Adding additional characterset support

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Adding additional characterset support
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 19:34:39 -0500 (CDT)

[Replying to an old message]

On Thu, 7 Aug 1997, T.E.Dickey wrote:

> > 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.

> why do the tables have to be compiled-in, anyway?

Because it was easier that way.

They could be made loadable at run time (not that I am volunteering
right now), that would be nice for a few people who would modify or
enhance the tables, but create new headaches.  We could discuss the
pros and cons, but do people really want a bunch of new configuration
files to install with lynx?


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