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Re: pkg/36474: www/raggle does not show feed content

The following reply was made to PR pkg/36474; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
Subject: Re: pkg/36474: www/raggle does not show feed content
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 17:06:44 +0200

 On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 09:20:03AM +0000, Klaus Heinz wrote:
 >  Should we change the default for "use_iconv_translit" for all platforms
 >  with a patch? I do not know what could happen if we do. The comment in
 >  raggle says:
 I think it is a good idea. Or even better, change it to try the
 transliteration and fallback to disable it on demans.
 >    # It's probably a good idea to leave transliteration enabled.  It will
 >    # prevent iconv from barfing on characters it can't translate, and,
 >    # since Ncurses-Ruby doesn't have wide character support, it will keep
 >    # Ncurses from printing garbage all over the screen.
 This is bogus. A working, standard-compliant iconv(3) implementation by
 default replaces unconvertable characters with something like '?'. IIRC
 glibc doesn't fall into this category, but that is a separate issue. So
 the warning doesn't really apply at least to the Citrus implementation
 and I think also not to Solaris.

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