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Re: Want to take tcs package

On Mon, 12 Apr 1999, Piotr Roszatycki wrote:

> From: Piotr Roszatycki <dexter@fnet.pl>
> Subject: Want to take tcs package
> I'd like to take tcs package.
> I found it useful for webmaster work.
> I'd like to add support other charsets (cp12xx) and support for
> <META ... charset ...> tag in HTML documents.

How about just provide a tool for converting charset definitions,
found on ftp.unicode.org to tcs format, or may be make tcs to be able
read them directly as catdoc does?

That would mean that "adding support for charset" would mean just
downloading (or writing yoursel, format is pretty straightforward) text
file and put it into appropriate directory.

Of course, official charset names are quite long and not suitable for
everyday use. So, some aliasing model should be provided. May be just

tcs is typically used to convert quite large files, so performance impact
of reading and parsing text charset definition is negligible.

Any way, we are getting too much charset definition formats these days:

Unicode.org uses one as standard, and catdoc uses it too
tcs uses another
Tcl 8.1 - yet another
Perl modules Unicode::Map and Unicode::Map8 use their own again.

Soon we'll need charset definition converter rather then charset

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