utf8-mac patch

The DJ hartman at mac.com
Fri Feb 8 11:09:05 GMT 2002

on 08-02-2002 16:10, Alexander Bokovoy at a.bokovoy at sam-solutions.net wrote:

> 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.

This would be very cool for the OSX platform. As much as I would like to
help with this, because I really do think this is necessary, I'm already
having trouble understanding what you guys are saying. I'm just not that
much of a unix coder. ( Yet )

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