[XOM-interest] Obscure encodings

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Thu Jan 1 21:26:29 EST 2004

XOM currently includes support for several 8-bit ISO encodings that are 
not supported in the JDK, including:


These encodings do not appear to be supported in the latest JDK 1.5 
alpha either, or in various IBM JDKs. Therefore I can't really test 
these. Thus I have two basic options:

1. Remove specific support for these encodings from XOM
2. Write my own OutputStreamWriter subclass to specifically handle these 
encodings. I already do this for EBCDIC-37 because Sun's EBCDIC-Unicode 
mapping tables are incorrect.

Naturally it's easier to remove the extra encodings, and I'm inclined to 
do that, unless anyone speaks up and says they actually need these 

Elliotte Rusty Harold

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