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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 2040] New: Add codepage handling to core library

reply d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:

           Summary: Add codepage handling to core library
           Product: D
           Version: 2.012
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: Phobos
        AssignedTo: bugzilla digitalmars.com
        ReportedBy: jlquinn optonline.net

I need to deal with non-unicode docs a lot.  The current D library makes this
unpleasant; either I need to track down and use iconv + D wrapper or code up
the conversions myself.

While I applaud the choice to make everything in D unicode, the real world is
still out there.  As a systems language especially, D should have the
facilities to handle other codepage input and output natively.  Java includes
these abilities well-integrated with the IO package.  D should do this as well.

Perhaps this code might belong to std.utf.  Or perhaps there should be a deeper
package hierarchy, like std.text.convert.

Apr 26 2008
parent "Janice Caron" <caron800 googlemail.com> writes:
Check out std.encoding.

Currently, support for specific codepages is not built in (apart from
ASCII, Latin-1 and Windows-1252), but class EncodingScheme has a
register mechanism which allows you to add any arbitrary encoding

If you would like a /specific/ codepage built into the library, let us know.
Apr 26 2008