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Bug#62733: locales: no wc iconv equivalent

Package: locales
Version: 2.1.3-8
Severity: wishlist

I'd like to use iconv_open/iconv/iconv_close to perform the same operation available
with mbstowcs/wcstombs (the wchar_t should be useful with iswalpha etc), but iconv_open
takes no codeset equivalent to wchar_t. According to the docs, you could specify UCS4
for glibc, but UCS4 is explicitly big-endian, which doesn't do too much good on little-endian
machines, and flipping the endianness isn't always a viable solution. Perhaps someone could at
least add UCS4BIG and UCS4LITTLE or something like that to the available encodings?
This is sort of important to me...

-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.2
Kernel Version: Linux acroyali 2.2.14 #1 SMP Sun Feb 27 13:16:26 CET 2000 i686 unknown

Versions of the packages locales depends on:
ii  libc6                               2.1.3-8                             GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone data

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