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Re: UTF-8 Cygwin
- From: SUZUKI Hisao <suzuki611 at oki dot com>
- To: cygwin-patches at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 09:24:47 +0900
- Subject: Re: UTF-8 Cygwin
- References: <44A0C650.email@example.com> <20060627055956.GA30923@trixie.casa.cgf.cx>
Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 02:46:56PM +0900, SUZUKI Hisao wrote:
# I should have posted this message to this list from the first.
I made a patch to cygwin1.dll to support UTF-8.
It allows you to use all of characters and file (or path) names
allowed in Windows, while keeping binary-compatibility with the
current Cygwin. It is fairly perfect except for lack of locale
support etc. So it may remind you of the good old BeOS. See:
Yes, we heard.
The contribution guidelines are here:
We'd appreciate if you could give them a look and use them as the basis
for your contribution. The first step is that you'll need to fill out
an assignment form.
Yes, I have filled out the assignment form and have sent it to Red
Hat. I hope you can adopt and adapt the patch without any legal
fears now ;-).
Based on Cygwin 1.5.20-1, I have updated the UTF-8 patch.
In fact, I have just "diff -c"'ed the old ones and have patch'ed the
results to cygwin-1.5.20-1-src, except for sys_wcstombs() in
miscfuncs.cc. Its definition differs from what is in cygwin-1.5.19-4.
I have just done a few lines of tweaks on it.
Though I have not looked into the details yet, it seems working fine.
Please try it:
-- SUZUKI Hisao