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Re: horrible utf-8 performace in wc

From: Bo Borgerson
Subject: Re: horrible utf-8 performace in wc
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 09:37:28 -0400
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Bruno Haible wrote:
> If you want wc to count characters after canonicalization, then you can
> invent a new wc command-line option for it. But I would find it more useful
> to have a filter program that reads from standard input and writes the
> canonicalized output to standard output; that would be applicable in many
> more situations.

I like the sound of that!

I suppose the not-yet-implemented gnulib Unicode normalization library
you mentioned in another post would be a prerequisite for such a tool.

I'm definitely interested in helping out here, but I think someone with
a more thorough understanding of Unicode would probably be more useful


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