Re: OFF-TOPIC: Converting latin-1 to unicode

On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Robert Brady wrote:

> On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, [ISO-8859-1] Gustavo Joćo Alves Marques Carneiro wrote:
> >   I need to convert a string in whatever encoding used by the system (I
> > use latin-1) to unicode. I need it to render strings with freetype -- the
> > font I'm using uses unicode encoding. 
> > 
> >   I looked at iconv, but it seems to convert only between different
> > multibyte encodings. I also looked at libunicode, but couldn't find the
> > function I need.
> iconv("UTF-8", "ISO-8859-1"); ?
> iconv("UCS-2", "ISO-8859-1");
> see iconv --list at the shell for a list of encodings supported.
  Thanks for the reply.

  There must be something wrong with my libc. iconv --list at my  linux
machine (mdk-6.1) doesn't show iso-8859-1. But I try the same at my
university (Debian 2.2) and it shows a huge list, including
iso-8859-1. Maybe I'll try compiling glibc..

  Anyway, one problem remains: how do I get the encoding used by the
system? I imagine not all users of my application use latin-1 encoding.


Gustavo J.A.M. Carneiro

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