Re: [evolution-patches] e_iconv_* replaced with g_iconv_*

Because giconv doesn't know the mappings for charsets that eiconv does.
it's not about the libc apis they wrap, it's about using the correct
to/from charset strings in *_iconv_open() (and about the caching -
you'll notice that glib has a copy of e-iconv's cache, but at the
gconvert level rather than at the giconv level)


On Mon, 2006-11-13 at 17:41 +0100, Philip Van Hoof wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-11-13 at 11:25 -0500, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
> Hey Jeffrey,
> > GIconv is not good enough for Evolution - we tried this before and it
> > didn't work and caused all sorts of charset conversion problems.
> Strange, because both GIConv and e_iconv are both wrapping the same
> iconv API it seems. Is there a mailing lists discussion or backlog about
> these issues available?
> I was thinking about leaving the e_iconv_open and e_iconv_close APIs in
> tact so that the caching could still be in place, but let them return
> GIConv instances (in stead of iconv_t ones). 
Jeffrey Stedfast
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