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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-12-04 06:34:05

Hi Damien,

Damien Fisher wrote:
> I know this has come up before, but I'd really like to see some basic
> support for Unicode/wide character encodings in boost.
> While this is a really complicated issue (which I confess I understand
> very little about), I think a good start would be to only worry about
> conversions between various encodings -- I know there are a few facets
> lying around in the files section at yahoo doing just this.

You're a little bit ambiguous here.

First interpretation is that you're interested in support for
different Unicode encodings, via appropriate facets. Then
Alberto Barbati is the last person who touches this matter,

I assume he's holding a lock on implementation work. Alberto,
did you get anywhere?

Second interpretation is conversion between all the 8-bit encodings
out there. E.g. from koi8-r to windows-1251. Since there's GNU
iconv already, I'd rather see a tiny wrapper over it. (GNU iconv works
on Windows, too).

- Volodya

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