Some systems do not seem to ship "latin-1" as a valid locale, even
though they happilly accept more modern official name "ISO-8859-1".
Naturally, "iconv -f iso-8859-1" succeeds while "iconv -f latin-1"
fails on such a system.
We already have in utf8.c to accomodate overly strict iconv_open()
that does not like various spellings of UTF-8 when our users spell
it differently from the most official "UTF-8" form. Piggyback on
the mechanism and teach outselves that "latin-1" used to be the way
to say "ISO-8859-1".
I feel dirty for doing it this way, but I found it the easiest
workaround to apply recent patches we saw on the mailing list.
Junio C Hamano (2):
utf8: refactor code to decide fallback encoding
utf8: accept "latin-1" as ISO-8859-1
utf8.c | 36 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
1 file changed, 25 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)