[dev] [libgrapheme] version 1 release

From: Laslo Hunhold <dev_AT_frign.de>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2021 16:24:19 +0100

Dear fellow hackers,

I'm pleased to announce version 1 of libgrapheme[0][1], a library for
unicode string handling which at this point allows you to segment
char-strings into user-perceived characters (that can be made up of
multiple codepoints), e.g. "πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ ΰ€¨ΰ₯€" into "πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦" (18 bytes), "πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ"
(8 bytes) and "ΰ€¨ΰ₯€" (6 bytes).

This allows you to properly handle text in your programs (and not only
count codepoints as individual user-perceived characters, which is
wrong) without having to rely on bloated libraries like ICU and

As could be seen on hackers_AT_ there has been a lot of activity in the
last few weeks, but now with version 1 there is a stable version you
can rely on not to change in regard to its API.

Take a look at the README and libgrapheme(7) for an overview. Every
function-manual comes with an example and the usage should be more or
less obvious.

With best regards

Laslo Hunhold

[0]: https://libs.suckless.org/libgrapheme
[1]: https://dl.suckless.org/libgrapheme/libgrapheme-1.tar.gz
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