[links-list] Why links has its own iconv?

ha shao hashao at china.com
Wed Feb 14 22:53:28 PST 2001

Hi there,

  It seems that links use its own charset converter in charsets.c.
Why links does not use iconv provided by the system? The converter
in charsets.c is too simple and won't handle double byte charaecters
like Chinese. And there are lot more charset out there that need

glibc 2.2 provides converting most charsets to utf-8.
And any decent system should provider iconv in system library.
Why not use iconv provided by the system?

Best regard

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