From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Mar 25 2003 - 11:10:46 EST
Kent Karlsson <kentk at md dot chalmers dot se> wrote:
> To avoid "flag bloat", one can instead use the "iconv" command,
> and apply that to the source files. Since "head" and "tail" assumes
> an ASCII compatible singlebyte or multibyte encoding, where any
> state is reset at LF, the target encoding for the iconv command
> must, for those commands, be such an encoding.
I assume that means iconv doesn't consider SCSU to be "ASCII
compatible," since SCSU doesn't reset its state at LF. Then again, SCSU
has a 16-bit "Unicode mode" which allows arbitrary bytes, so I guess I
answered my own question.
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