Updated: libunistring 0.9.5-1
Fri Apr 10 07:31:00 GMT 2015
libunistring (source package)
libunistring2 (runtime library)
libunistring-devel (development library and include files)
New in 0.9.5:
* The data tables and line breaking algorithm have been updated to
Unicode version 7.0.0.
* In the include file uniname.h, the function unicode_name_character
has been extended to look for name aliases.
Text files are nowadays usually encoded in Unicode, and may consist of
very different scripts â from Latin letters to Chinese Hanzi â, with
many kinds of special characters â accents, right-to-left writing marks,
hyphens, Roman numbers, and much more. But the POSIX platform APIs for
text do not contain adequate functions for dealing with particular
properties of many Unicode characters. In fact, the POSIX APIs for text
have several assumptions at their base which don't hold for Unicode text.
This library provides functions for manipulating Unicode strings and for
manipulating C strings according to the Unicode standard.
This library consists of the following parts:
<unistr.h> elementary string functions
<uniconv.h> conversion from/to legacy encodings
<unistdio.h> formatted output to strings
<uniname.h> character names
<unictype.h> character classification and properties
<uniwidth.h> string width when using nonproportional fonts
<uniwbrk.h> word breaks
<unilbrk.h> line breaking algorithm
<uninorm.h> normalization (composition and decomposition)
<unicase.h> case folding
<uniregex.h> regular expressions (not yet implemented)
<unigbrk.h> grapheme cluster breaking
Who needs libunistring?
libunistring is for you if your application involves non-trivial text
processing, such as upper/lower case conversions, line breaking,
operations on words, or more advanced analysis of text. Text provided by
the user can, in general, contain characters of all kinds of scripts.
The text processing functions provided by this library handle all
scripts and all languages.
libunistring is for you if your application already uses the ISO C /
POSIX <ctype.h>, <wctype.h> functions and the text it operates on is
provided by the user and can be in any language.
libunistring is also for you if your application uses Unicode strings as
internal in-memory representation
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