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[bug-gnu-libiconv] Re: GNU libiconv Japanese extra encodings

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: [bug-gnu-libiconv] Re: GNU libiconv Japanese extra encodings
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 19:19:17 +0200
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Hello, Teranishi-san,

> GNU libiconv supports the following Japanese extra encodings. 
> - EUC-JISX0213
> - Shift-JISX0213
> - ISO-2022-JP-3
> However, these names are the one of the draft. 
> The formal nomenclature is EUC-JIS-2004, and is Shift_JIS-2004, and 
> ISO-2022-JP-2004 respectively.

Thank you for reporting this. Before I add aliases to libiconv, I need
a good reason, or a normative reference. I don't have a copy of the
JISX0213:2004 standard. But on the web site
they are using the aliases that you mention, and this web site has
well maintained conversion tables, therefore I trust it.

> * For Sun
> http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=125293

Sun doing something is a reference, but lacks normative power. (Sun is also
calling Shift_JIS "PCK"...)

> * EUC-JIS-2004 and Shift_JIS-2004 are names in iconv of HP-UX such 
> as eucJP2004 and sjis2004 respectively. 

HP-UX iconv is not a reference. It is just ridiculous: They don't even know
how to spell UTF-8.

Due to the x0213.org reference, I have applied your patch with this ChangeLog

2008-09-21  Tadamasa Teranishi  <address@hidden>

        * lib/encodings_extra.def: Add aliases for EUC-JISX0213, SHIFT_JISX0213,
        ISO-2022-JP-2004, found on <http://x0213.org/codetable/index.en.html>.

Thank you and best regards.


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