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Fwd: Re: bug in Macintosh conversion (iconv)

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 09:55:31 +0900
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To: Gerald Oskoboiny <gerald@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org

>This is the response I got from Ulrich Drepper.
>I suggest that somebody check out whether the conversion
>works correctly on a new system. If it does, that may
>convince Gerald to do the necessary upgrades.
>Regards,    Martin.
>>Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org> writes:
>> > I'm writing you about a but in iconv. The Macintosh
>> > encoding is not correctly/completely transcoded.
>>It was simply for an old version.  Apparently nobody really cares
>>about this encoding so it wasn't noticed.
>>I tried to dig up a definition by Apple.  What I found wasn't very
>>clear (Apple of yourse doesn't use the ISO names in their definition).
>>The result will be in 2.2.5.  You can download the source when it's
>>released, build it, and just install the MACINTOSH.so module by hand.
>>Then we'll see whether the changes are correct.
>>---------------.                          ,-.   1325 Chesapeake Terrace
>>Ulrich Drepper  \    ,-------------------'   \  Sunnyvale, CA 94089 USA
>>Red Hat          `--' drepper at redhat.com   `------------------------
Received on Saturday, 19 January 2002 03:00:03 UTC

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