[XML-SIG] Character encodings and expat

Lars Marius Garshol larsga@garshol.priv.no
27 Oct 2000 12:24:09 +0200

* Lars Marius Garshol
| Yup.  I plan to teach xmlproc the IANA registry, so that this should
| not be a problem with xmlproc.

* mal@lemburg.com
| You might want to have a look at the code in  encodings/aliases.py
| It includes the aliasing "database" which the encodings package uses
| to map encoding names to codec names.
| If not all IANA names are included in this list, it would be
| a good idea adding them...

It would indeed. :)  I intended to submit a patch if I found any to be
* Lars Marius Garshol
| However, it is a problem that Python does not support any of the Far
| East encodings yet.  Does anyone know if there are any plans to change
| that?
* mal@lemburg.com
| Tamito KAJIYAMA has written a few Asian cocecs. These are not
| high-performance, but fairly complete and also a great example of
| how codecs package can be written.

That's only Shift-JIS and EUC-JP, though.  Is there any concerted
effort afoot to make a more complete set?  At the very least, 
ISO 2022-JP, Big5, VISCII, GB-2312 and EUC-KR should be implemented.

| More about this on the i18n-sig mailing list.

Well, if only a single response is required I would prefer to get that

--Lars M.