C-Kermit 7.0 released with Unicode

From: Frank da Cruz (fdc@watsun.cc.columbia.edu)
Date: Tue Jan 04 2000 - 09:30:08 EST

C-Kermit 7.0 is released:


As a file-transfer program, it includes support for both UTF-8 and UCS-2 as
source, destination, or intermediate character sets, allowing not only
conversion between single-byte (or Kanji multibyte) sets and Unicode as part
of the file-transfer process, but also lossless transfer between single-byte
sets that contain characters not found in any of the traditional standard
single-byte intermediate sets (such as the famous OE when converting
between, say, DEC Multinational and NeXTSTEP).

As a terminal program, it supports UTF-8 as a terminal character set on
either end (or, obviously, both ends), thus allowing (say) a Latin-1
terminal to access a UTF-8 based platform like Plan 9, or vice versa, and
see all the accented letters correctly.

As a character-set conversion tool, it can convert single-byte (Roman,
Greek, Hebrew, Cyrillic) or multibyte (Kanji) sets to UCS-2 (LE or BE) or
UTF-8 and vice versa, as well as UTF-8 to UCS-2 (LE or BE) and vice versa,
and also can byte-swap UCS-2.

C-Kermit 7.0 is available for UNIX (all varieties), VMS (all versions
since at least 4.4 on both VAX and Alpha), and several other operating

- Frank

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