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Re: charset conversion

From: William Xu
Subject: Re: charset conversion
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 15:32:44 +0800
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Kevin Ryde <address@hidden> writes:

> William Xu <address@hidden> writes:
>> Does guile support charset conversion? e.g., Display a string using
>> my-charset coding system,
> The short answer is no.  Strings are just byte sequences, which is ok
> if your input and output codings are the same, but needs an add-on if
> you have to convert.

Does guile provide this "add-on" ?

> I did some bits for my charting program, converting to and from utf8
> using the libc iconv() stuff (plus some ascii-only fallbacks).  You
> could also run the iconv command-line program from within guile if you
> don't want C code, and only have a few bits to convert.

Hmm, yeah, a scheme wrapper around iconv() works okay. Thanks.


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