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Re: [gcj-3.2]: US locale [8859_1] coding is not supported
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: Nicholas Wourms <nwourms at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 16:02:24 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: [gcj-3.2]: US locale [8859_1] coding is not supported
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Sat, 31 Aug 2002, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Aug 2002, Nicholas Wourms wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I was trying to compile a java app with gcj. The application had a
> > configure script and was designed with the intention of being
> > compiled with gcj. It passes this flag (along with others) during
> > compile time:
> > "--encoding=8859_1"
> > which results in failure:
> > " [...]unknown encoding: `8859_1'
> > This might mean that your locale's encoding is not supported
> > by your system's iconv(3) implementation. If you aren't trying
> > to use a particular encoding for your input file, try the
> > `--encoding=UTF-8' option"
> > Sure I could just use UTF-8, which is working perfectly fine [in most
> > cases, but not all], but I find it a little bizarre that US encodings
> > would not be supported. Just thought I'd give you a heads up.
> > Cheers,
> > Nicholas
> This is just a WAG, but try specifying the encoding as 'iso_8859_1' or
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