[erlang-questions] String encoding and character set

Dmitrii 'Mamut' Dimandt dmitriid@REDACTED
Wed Jan 10 08:36:09 CET 2007

I've long wondered if a driver for IBM's ICU
<http://www-306.ibm.com/software/globalization/icu/index.jsp> could be
written for Erlang. But that means actually sitting down and writing it
:) And I personally can't do that :(

Ludovic Coquelle wrote:
> Hi,
> Looking for a solution to deals with string encoding (and convertion)
> in Erlang, I found an 'iconv' driver in Jungerl.
> But it has no documentation at all (ok, it should be fairly simple)
> and no activity status.
> Futhermore, do you guys think it is a good way to do encoding
> convertion in Erlang?
> Any other suggestion?
> (I'm a bit tired to always get the same comment about Erlang: there is
> no good string library ... and it's a show stop to Erlang adoption by
> certain project and mine particularly)
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