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Using Iconv To Convert Character Sets On Linux And Unix

Oct 08, 2008, 20:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Tremell)

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"There are, as I see it, two basic ways to get around this.

"1. Install every font set and allow for every single type of encoding available. If your OS supports it, you should know be able to read Japanese Kanji and Russian, German, French, etc with the proper characters displayed. Still, I'm not sure there's any guarantee that this would always work, or that the benefits of keeping a huge cache of fonts and displays wouldn't end up under-weighing the burden."

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