ports/80705: [PATCH] converters/libiconv: includes a patch for
bruno at clisp.org
Mon May 23 04:20:05 PDT 2005
The following reply was made to PR ports/80705; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Bruno Haible <bruno at clisp.org>
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org, rafan at infor.org
Subject: Re: ports/80705: [PATCH] converters/libiconv: includes a patch for Big5
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 12:05:15 +0200
The libiconv-big5-2003.patch.gz has the following problems:
- It reuses the name "BIG5" to denote something different than classical
BIG5, thus creating interoperability problems. This is a VERY BAD idea.
- The patch doesn't pass the round-trip test (many private area mappings
missing from the Big5-2003 -> Unicode direction).
- It breaks the CP950 encoding.
- It is based on a mapping table that has some problematic mappings.
(12 known problems).
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