Hi Steffen,

> It turned out we have a general problem on at least Sun Solaris, where
> +00C1 a.k.a. \u00C1 will be happily iconv(3)d to "?", i.e., i can
> happily iconv_open(3) from UTF-8 (128,172 characters) to ISO 646
> a.k.a. US-ASCII (128 characters).

What's iconv(3)'s return value for that case?  It's a non-identical
conversion so I'd expect it to bump the return value.

> i know that POSIX doesn't specify such an error

You might find http://austingroupbugs.net/view.php?id=1007 of interest.
Doesn't help today, though.

Cheers, Ralph.


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