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Re: New GB18030 gconv module contributed by ThizLinux Laboratory
- From: Ulrich Drepper <drepper at redhat dot com>
- To: Anthony Fok <anthony at thizlinux dot com>
- Cc: libc-alpha at sources dot redhat dot com, Kevin Lau <kevin at thizlinux dot com>, Fai <fai at thizlinux dot com>, Sunny Gu <sunnygu at thizgroup dot com>, James Su <suzhe at gnuchina dot org>, yshao at redhat dot com
- Date: 16 Jan 2002 22:40:12 -0800
- Subject: Re: New GB18030 gconv module contributed by ThizLinux Laboratory
- References: <20020116074546.GA17279@sunrise>
- Reply-to: drepper at redhat dot com (Ulrich Drepper)
Anthony Fok <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> While testing GB18030 support with some sample GB18030 text files
> supplied by the Chinese IT Standardization Technical Committee, we at
> ThizLinux Laboratory discovered that the GB18030 gconv module was
> unable to handle certain ranges, most notably in the User-Defined Area,
> but it seems /usr/bin/iconv discovered problems in other ranges too.
This is quite a conincident. I've been working with Yu Shao on
exactly this for some time now and he sent me the final versions on
Monday. I checked them in today.
Whether your code is better or not I cannot say since I haven't looked
at it. We've spent quite some time on the code which is now in the
CVS archive (in the trunk, not the 2.2.5 branch) so that I know that
code is fine and apparently passes the official tests. Investigating
your code would just mean doing it all over again for no gain. This
does not mean I don't appreciate the effort, it's just that the two
efforts overlapped and I didn't know about your work.
You might want to test the code which is in the CVS archive and if
there are any problems we'll fix them.
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