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#1047 closed defect (fixed)

Oscar module uses non-canonical, non-portable iconv name for UCS-2BE

Reported by: dalias Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BitlBee Version: devel
Keywords: Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Linux
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Description

The charset name "UNICODEBIG" is hard-coded in the Oscar module for use with iconv. While it's understood by glibc as an alias for UCS-2BE, it's a very misleading/ambiguous name that's unlikely to be portable; in particular it's not supported by musl libc. Unless there are systems where "UCS-2BE" is known not to work, it would be preferable to use the name "UCS-2BE", which is the official name for this encoding.

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comment:1 Changed at 2013-05-25T10:59:00Z by wilmer

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Did this a few weeks ago. Thanks for reporting, I remember years ago wondering which of the 5378 aliases would be the canonical one. :-)

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