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Re: Macintosh charset blowing up?

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2002 16:33:37 +0900
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To: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Cc: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>, www-validator@w3.org, Gerald Oskoboiny <gerald@w3.org>, nhtcapri@rrzn-user.uni-hannover.de
I checked on another machine. What I got is:

toro:~> iconv --version
iconv (GNU libc) 2.2.4
Copyright (C) 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
Written by Ulrich Drepper.
toro:~> iconv -f MACINTOSH -t UTF-8 <test.htm >test.utf8
iconv: illegal input sequence at position 460

The output file ends exactly where iconv 2.1 left a null byte.

So something has changed, but not enough. I guess somebody should
contact Ulrich or so directly.

Regards,   Martin.

At 14:23 02/01/05 +0100, Terje Bless wrote:

>Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org> wrote:
> >For iconv --version, I get:
> >
> >iconv (GNU libc) 2.1.3 [...]
> >
> >Gerald, I suggest we upgrade to the newest version of iconv
> >and then see whether the problems are gone.
>The problem is that iconv is a part of glibc so to upgrade it we need to
>upgrade the whole box to a new version of the OS. That's a wee bit heavy
>I'll try to find some time to test this on my development box (recent RH
>with glibc 2.2) so we at least know whether or not the problem is fixed.
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