utf8-mac patch

Alexander Bokovoy a.bokovoy at sam-solutions.net
Fri Feb 8 07:14:21 GMT 2002

On Fri, Feb 08, 2002 at 11:47:26PM +0900, TAKAHASHI Motonobu wrote:
> The DJ wrote:
> >> The patch you've seen is for **old** HEAD branch so it can not be
> >> simply applied to the Samba 2.2.3.
> >
> >Mmm, then I'll wait for 3.0 I have better things to do with my time ;-)
> >I think I heard that the changes in 3.0 will render this patch unnecessary?
> The code page matter on HEAD depends on iconv(), but currently iconv()
> does not support utf8-mac.
> If we can use non English characters on Mac OS X, what we should do is
> to told iconv() maintainer to support utf8-mac on iconv() or to stop to
> use iconv() in HEAD.
You need to add utf8-mac gconv module to glibc and an encoding support
file for libiconv. Consult your glibc manual about details 
(info libc 'glibc iconv implementation') and then contact Glibc maintainer 
about including this gconv module to the main distribution. I think contacting 
Bruno Haible (libiconv) would be useful too if you want to be able to use 
utf8-mac via iconv on non-glibc platforms.

> # Japanese CAP and HEX encoding has same problems.
And obviously the very same solution.
/ Alexander Bokovoy
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