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Re: [bug-gnu-libiconv] ISO 646

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [bug-gnu-libiconv] ISO 646
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 00:44:03 +0200
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John Briggs wrote:
> Being an <ancient version> Solaris user, I have had to patch 
> applications around ISO 646 a couple of times when using libiconv.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_646
> Would you be interested in a patch submission for iconv??
> Or is there a reason that it is not included??

You are not saying what exactly the problem is, that the applications had
with libiconv.

The ISO 646 encodings that are not in use any more today are indeed not
supported by libiconv, because - quoting the Wikipedia page that you gave -

  "The ISO 8859 series of standards governing 8-bit character encodings
   supersede the ISO 646 international standard and its national variants."

Only ISO646-US is supported by libiconv. The standardized names for this
character set [1] are "ANSI_X3.4-1968", "iso-ir-6", "ANSI_X3.4-1986",
"ISO_646.irv:1991", "ASCII", "ISO646-US", "US-ASCII", "us", "IBM367",
"cp367", "csASCII", and they are all supported by libiconv.


[1] http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets

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