Commit 78fa3ce6 authored by Bruno Haible's avatar Bruno Haible
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Mention indirect conversion problem.

parent 555629c0
2009-08-30 Bruno Haible <>
* doc/posix-functions/iconv_open.texi: Mention indirect conversion
2009-08-30 Bruno Haible <>
Work around iconv_open problem on Solaris.
......@@ -38,5 +38,11 @@ This function is missing on some platforms:
MacOS X 10.3, FreeBSD 6.0, OpenBSD 3.8, IRIX 5.3, Cygwin, mingw, BeOS,
when GNU libiconv is not installed.
For some encodings A and B, this function cannot convert directly from A to B,
although an indirect conversion from A through UTF-8 to B is possible. This
occurs on some platforms: Solaris 10. --- Gnulib provides a higher-level
facility @code{striconveh} (a wrapper around @code{iconv}) that deals with
this problem.
The set of supported encodings and conversions is system dependent.
@end itemize
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