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Re: [bug-gnu-libiconv] 64 bit version for ICONV

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [bug-gnu-libiconv] 64 bit version for ICONV
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 11:09:24 +0100
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> I am interested in a 64-bit version of ICONV.

libiconv is distributed as a source package at

We don't provide precompiled binaries - who can trust precompiled binaries
anyway in these days where every mail is virus-checked and even Microsoft
products have backdoors for use by NSA agents?

> My urgent necessity is for windows

You can compile it yourself. The instructions in README.woe32 are for
mingw, but I've heard there's also a mingw64 package somewhere.

> but I’m also interested in 64-bit ICONV versions for UNIX and Linux.

Linux does not need libiconv, it has iconv() already implemented in the
libc. For the other Unix systems: as said above, you have the source, you
should have a compiler.


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