[1.7] Updated: libiconv-1.13-10

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Sat May 30 20:35:00 GMT 2009


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.

[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 ]]

This release was compiled specifically for cygwin-1.7.  In addition to
taking advantage of new facilities provided by cygwin-1.7, it also differs
from the simultaneously-released libiconv-1.13-1 for cygwin-1.5 in 
documentation and directory structure (the README references
cygport-0.9.5 and cygwin-1.7.0-48, and the /usr/share/doc/ layout is
influenced by the cygport changes between 0.4.4 and 0.9.5).


Changes since libiconv-1.12-10
========================================
* update to latest upstream release (see
  upstream release notes, below)

-- 
Charles Wilson
volunteer libiconv maintainer for cygwin

====================================================================

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to
your system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

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Upstream Release Notes for 1.13
===============================
* The library and the iconv program now understand platform dependent aliases,
  for better compatibility with the platform's own iconv_open function.
  Examples: "646" on Solaris, "iso88591" on HP-UX, "IBM-1252" on AIX.
* For stateful encodings, when the input ends with a shift sequence followed
  by invalid input, the iconv function now increments the input pointer past
  the shift sequence before returning (size_t)(-1) with errno = EILSEQ. This
  is also like GNU libc's iconv() behaves.
* The library exports a new function iconv_open_into() that stores the
  conversion descriptor in pre-allocated memory, rather than allocating fresh
  memory for it.
* Added CP1131 converter.



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