I am also one of the authors of ext/iconv module.
iconv module is only for encoding translation but
jstring (renaming to mbstring) is for general multibyte string
The encoding translation is one of functionalities of mbstring.
I think rather iconv module should be merged into mbstring in the future.
On Mon, 30 Apr 2001 19:53:11 +0300
Alexander Bokovoy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 10:47:21PM +0900, Rui Hirokawa wrote:
> > On Mon, 30 Apr 2001 15:37:14 +0300
> > Andi Gutmans <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > At 09:35 PM 4/30/2001 +0900, Rui Hirokawa wrote:
> > >
> > > >Andi,
> > > >
> > > >We have plan to add ext/jstring which is a japanese string extension module
> > > >to php-4.0.6.
> > > >Is there any problem to add this module on CVS tree now ?
> > >
> > > No I don't see a problem with this but please do it quickly. 4.0.6 has
> > > already gone a long way since we started RC'ing 4.0.5 and I would like to
> > > start RC'ing it pretty soon. You should probably also copy
> > > dotnet/EXPERIMENTAL to your directory until it becomes completely stable.
> > I did.
> > >
> > > By the way, do you think jstring is the right name? Is it only for Japanese?
> > It includes some functions for japanese,but some functions are not
> > only for japanese.
> > For example, this module supports encoding conversion functionality between
> > Unicode and some other encodings like ISO-8859-X.
> > Currently, it includes encoding conversion filter for japanese and ISO-8859-X,
> > but it is relatively easy task to add another conversion filter for some other
> > language.
> > I believe this module is small step for PHP internationalization.
> > I think the name 'jstring' is right name now because it is existing
> > for japanese string function now.
> > But 'i18n' or 'wchar' or 'i18n-ja' are also the candidate for the name.
> It would be very good to join this features with existing iconv extension
> rather than generate new extensions.
Rui Hirokawa <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
maintainer of japanese PHP manual <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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