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New: libiconv-1.8-2, libiconv2-1.8-2, libcharset1-1.8-2

The GNU libiconv package provides an iconv() implementation, for use on systems which don't have one, or whose implementation cannot convert from/to Unicode.

o libiconv consists of three separate packages:
- 'libiconv2' contains the main DLL, cygiconv-2.dll
- 'libcharset1' contains an additional but separate DLL,
- 'libiconv' contains everything else (and depends on the other two
o libiconv is used by (and uses) the gettext package


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the web page. This downloads setup.exe to
your system. Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick
up 'gettext' from the 'Libs' category. You may need to
click the "Full" button if it doesn't show up. You might want to
make sure you update/install ALL of the following three packages:

Note that downloads from (aka aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US,
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.

In Japan, is already

In DK, is usually up-to-date.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another

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----- version 1.8-2 -----
Built against iconv-full gettext. Also, use --enable-extra-encodings
when configuring.

----- version 1.8-1 -----
Initial release. Built against an iconv-less gettext.

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