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Re: brltty: does this really need to depend on libicu?

Frans Pop, le Tue 14 Oct 2008 14:54:35 +0200, a écrit :
> a bit over 5MB of that was due to libicu38 now being included on the
> CD, which seems to be a new dependency from brltty.
> Does brltty really need such a huge library for unicode support?

It is not really for unicode support, it is for character description:
when a blind person encounters a character which she doesn't know (and
thus can not read in braille), she can at least get a description of it.

That feature can not be compiled as a module (it's deep inside the core
of brltty), so there is no easy way to make it optional other than
building a brltty-noicu package.

Mario, what do you think?


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