As part of my research program into high-speed XML/Unicode/text
processing using SIMD techniques, I have experimented extensively
with the UTF-8 to UTF-16 conversion problem. I've generally been
comparing performance of my software with that of iconv under
Linux and Mac OS X. Are there any substantially faster implementations
available? Currently our u8u16-0.9 software runs about 3X to 25X faster
than iconv depending on platform and data characteristics.
u8u16-0.9 is available as open source software under an OSL 3.0 license
Robert D. Cameron, Ph.D.
Professor of Computing Science
Simon Fraser University
Linux-UTF8: i18n of Linux on all levels