Re: [dev] Fwd: OT:GUI wireless connections management?

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Date: Sun, 30 May 2010 21:14:09 +0200

* Anselm R Garbe <> [2010-05-30 20:29]:
> For my German conversations I'm in favor to rewrite German umlauts
> like so: ae/Ae oe/Oe ue/Ue and sz and be still UTF8 compliant,
> regardless the platform in use.

I understand if someone hates me for burning their eyes with that, but I
must admit I switched to the same behaviour years ago when I decided all
that is not worth using 3 keyboard layouts all the time.

> I understand that for cyrillic this would be a problem though.
> Nevertheless you could live with KOI8 and use icu's uconv for
> converting that stuff to UTF8 if you need to interchange with UTF8
> world.

You "only" need to come up with a way to split your writings in disjoint
chunks to feed into iconv. In other words: your suggestion won't work as
long as you need to use more than one encoding at a time (e.g. in one
conversation). And this is pretty common.


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