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Re: [bug-gnu-libiconv] Feature suggestion: BRASCII, MSX and PETSCII supp

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [bug-gnu-libiconv] Feature suggestion: BRASCII, MSX and PETSCII support
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:17:57 +0100
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Fábio R. Schmidlin wrote:
> I would like to suggest the addition of the following legacy character
> encodings on libiconv:
> - BRASCII <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BraSCII>
> - Commodore PETSCII <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PETSCII>
> - MSX: International
> - MSX: Japanese
> - MSX: Arabic
> The MSX character sets can be found in the following articles:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSX_character_set
> https://www.msx.org/wiki/MSX_font

Thanks for the references and suggestion.

However, the criterion by which the character sets and encodings implemented
by GNU libiconv are selected is listed in the NOTES file:

   which are in wide-spread use in at least one territory
   of the world.

and this criterion does not apply to any of the character sets you mentioned.

So, these characters sets won't be added to GNU libiconv.


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