[vlc-devel] [PATCH 2/4] Mimic a behavior of GNU libiconv on OS/2

KO Myung-Hun komh78 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 07:28:47 CET 2012

KO Myung-Hun wrote:
> Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>> 	Hello,
>> Le mardi 10 janvier 2012 14:07:03 KO Myung-Hun, vous avez écrit :
>>> DBCS countries assign their currency symbol to '\', ASCII 92. This causes
>>> an unexpected behavior when converting a directory separator on OS/2.
>> WTF? You mean that iconv() on OS/2 converts the ASCII backslash to the South 
>> Korean Won (KRW) symbol? Which 'tocode's are concerned?
> Yes. If CVTTYPE_PATH is not specified.
> That is, if 'tocode' is Unicode(UTF-8, UCS-2) and 'fromcode' is Korean
> codepage(EUC-KR, CP949), then '\'[5c] will be converted to KRW[20a9].
>>> In case of GNU libiconv, it does not treat '\', ASCII 92, as a currency
>>> symbol at all. So let's mimic GNU libiconv.
>> Maybe I see where you are going. But will that not corrupt the KRW symbol when 
>> it is actually found in subtitles?
> I think, this is an inevitable problem. And this is not a specific to
> OS/2 if converting a NLS string to an Unicode string.
> However, if the subtitles are in Unicode, there will be no problem at all.

Correct : DBCS fonts assign their currency symbol glyph to ASCII 92. So
all the ASCII 92 is recognized as the currency symbol. In other words,
backslash cannot be displayed with normal DBCS fonts on NLS mode.

As a result, there is no need to care of the currency symbol in subtitle.

KO Myung-Hun

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