ANNOUNCE: DJGPP port of GNU IDN library 1.38 uploaded
From [via firstname.lastname@example.org]" <@21:1/5 to All on Fri Nov 12 18:08:00 2021
This is a port of GNU IDN library 1.38 to MSDOS/DJGPP.
Libidn, the GNU IDN library, is a fully documented implementation of the
Stringprep, Punycode and IDNA specifications. The library's purpose is
to encode and decode internationalized domain name strings.
- There are no djgpp specific user visible changes.
- To build and use this port, a port of the iconv library is required.
It is available at ftp.delorie.com and mirrors as: ftp://ftp.delorie.com/pub/djgpp/current/v2gnu/licv116b.zip
This is not optional. The library and the binary do some recoding
of strings between some imput character set and an output character
set. If these products have not been compiled with iconv then only
ASCII input will be possible, but in that case the usage of the lib
would be pontless anyway. The input character set to be used must
be specified by setting the environment variable named CHARSET.
If that variable is not set then again ASCII is assumed and only
the characters less than 128 will be translated. For all others,
the applications will abort with an corresponding error message.
For most western/latin european countries the correct value of
CHARSET will be CP850. For other regions, the used DOS code page
must be specified as used character set.
- The port has been configured and compiled on WinXP SP3 and Win98SE.
There is no guarantee that this may be possible with any other DOS-
like OS. Due to the use of long file names it will not be possible
neither to configure nor to compile without LFN support. The port
has been compiled using gcc346 and bnu2351b.
- The port has been tested by using it. I have used them only on WinXP
and Win98SE. It has worked flawlessly. I do not konw if this will
ever be the case on FreeDOS. I have never used/tested them in that
- Some of the file names of the man pages are not SFN clean.
I have no intention to fix this.
- If NLS support is wanted, then the sources must be reconfigured
passing the nls option to config.bat.
As usual, all djgpp specific files (diffs, README files, etc.) are stored
in the "djgpp" directory. The sources have been configured to be build
in the "_build" directory. If for some reason it does not work for you,
delete it contents and configure from scratch again.
Please read the docs to become familiar with this product.
Here is an extract of the NEWS file showing the user visible changes
from the last port (GNU IDN library 1.35) to this one: