Update wctype functions to Unicode 5.2?

Jeff Johnston jjohnstn@redhat.com
Fri Feb 12 22:53:00 GMT 2010

On 12/02/10 03:57 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> the wctype tables in the files utf8alpha.h, utf8print.h, and utf8punct.h
> are based on data from the Unicode 3.2 standard.  This is really old
> now, we're at Unicode 5.2 right now.  A comment in the files claims they have
> been "generated" from the unicode.txt file.  What's missing is the
> information how they have been generated and where the tool is to do
> that.  If we had that tool available, I'd like to ask we could generate
> a new set of tables based on Unicode 5.2.

Sorry, I looked for this, but couldn't find it.  It was so long ago 
(2002) and I don't even remember the name of it.  I tried looking for 
the unicode.txt file or any scripts that sounded like they would do this 
work.  Not on my current machine or the one before it.

> Additionally the functions iswblank, iswspace, towlower and towupper
> could need some revamp.  If an update of the aforementioned tables to
> Unicode 5.2 is not a big deal, I'd volunteer to update these functions
> as required.
> Thanks,
> Corinna

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