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Re: pkg/39765: glib2 does not support WCHAR_T conversion using built-in iconv on NetBSD
The following reply was made to PR pkg/39765; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/39765: glib2 does not support WCHAR_T conversion using
built-in iconv on NetBSD
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 10:49:13 +0200
On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 11:15:00PM +0000, jmcneill%invisible.ca@localhost
> g_convert fails when trying to convert to or from WCHAR_T on NetBSD
> because of limitations in the system iconv implementation. glibmm
> uses this in its ustring class implementation, so any application
> using glibmm will fail.
I disagree with this analyses. glibmm makes the assumption that the
internal encoding is constant, which is not valid. The correct code to
use here is nl_langinfo to extract CODESET, use iconv to convert to that
and then do a normal mbstowcs.
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