[freetds] status and stability

Mark J. Lilback mark at lilback.com
Tue May 13 21:00:23 EDT 2003

>Problem with HP/UX and Max OS X (Linux work, others not tested) is
>charset names. Mac OS X recognize ISO8859-1 but not ISO-8859-1. HP/UX

I'm working on a replacement iconv that takes gnu iconv names and 
does all the appropriate mappings using the built-in Text Encoding 
Converter. The main issue is that the mac apis want to work on large 
chunks, where the iconv api can theoretically be called a byte at a 

Right now it handles UCS2-LE -> anything. I'll fool around with it a 
bit more tonight during 24 and see if I can get other conversions 
working. The real issue has to due with BOMs -- the mac won't work 
with little endian order without a BOM, and iconv and MS don't seem 
to require them.

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Mark J. Lilback                    to obtain a little temporary safety
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