Commit 2fecf6b4 authored by Thomas Roessler's avatar Thomas Roessler

Some changes from EGE.

parent ddf4549e
......@@ -169,21 +169,22 @@ Please note that "VPATH" builds currently do _not_ work.
Character set support
Mutt has extensive support for doing character set conversions. To
use this, you'll need the proper character set definition files.
If these files are already installed on your system (glibc 2.0
includes them), you can tell the configure script this by using the
--with-charmaps option. As an argument, it takes the directory in
which the character set definition files have been installed. By
default, configure looks into /usr/share/i18n/charmaps.
If these files are not present on your system, you can download a
charmaps tar-ball from the same place from which you got mutt (e.g., Unpack it under the mutt toplevel source
directory, and re-configure mutt. configure will detect this; the
character set definition files should be automatically installed in
the proper place.
Mutt no longer contains functions for doing character set conversion.
Instead, it expects the iconv functions (iconv_open, iconv,
iconv_close) to be provided. Most up-to-date systems provide these
functions, often as part of the C library. If you are installing Mutt
on a system which does not have them, it is recommended that you
install Bruno Haible's portable libiconv library, which you can obtain
Even if your system does provide the iconv functions, you might want
to install libiconv, as some systems provide only a very limited
version of iconv.
If you really want to, you can configure Mutt --without-iconv, but
there will then be no character set conversion.
Platform Notes
......@@ -192,6 +192,9 @@
/* Define if you have <langinfo.h> and nl_langinfo(CODESET). */
/* Define if you have iconv(). */
/* Define as 1 if iconv() only converts exactly and we should treat
* all return values other than (size_t)(-1) as equivalent. */
......@@ -123,6 +123,27 @@ int mutt_is_utf8 (const char *s)
#ifndef HAVE_ICONV
iconv_t iconv_open (const char *tocode, const char *fromcode)
return (iconv_t)(-1);
size_t iconv (iconv_t cd, const char **inbuf, size_t *inbytesleft,
char **outbuf, size_t *outbytesleft)
return 0;
int iconv_close (iconv_t cd)
return 0;
#endif /* !HAVE_ICONV */
* Like iconv_open, but canonicalises the charsets
......@@ -396,15 +396,16 @@ sharedir=$mutt_cv_sharedir
AC_ARG_WITH(iconv, [ --with-iconv=DIR Where libiconv is installed ],
[if test $withval != yes; then
if test x$mutt_cv_iconv != x/usr; then
if test "$mutt_cv_iconv" != yes -a \
"$mutt_cv_iconv" != no -a \
"$mutt_cv_iconv" != /usr; then
CPPFLAGS="$CPPFLAGS -I${mutt_cv_iconv}/include"
LDFLAGS="-L${mutt_cv_iconv}/lib $LDFLAGS"
if test "$mutt_cv_iconv" != no; then
AC_CACHE_CHECK(for iconv, mutt_cv_func_iconv,
[ mutt_cv_func_iconv=no
......@@ -429,6 +430,8 @@ fi
if test "$mutt_cv_lib_iconv" = yes; then
......@@ -449,10 +452,10 @@ changequote([, ])dnl
char *ob;
size_t obl;
ob = buf, obl = sizeof(buf);
return ((cd = iconv_open("UTF-8", "UTF-8")) == (iconv_t)(-1) ||
iconv(cd, 0, 0, &ob, &obl) ||
!(ob == buf && obl == sizeof(buf)) ||
return ((cd = iconv_open("UTF-8", "UTF-8")) != (iconv_t)(-1) &&
(iconv(cd, 0, 0, &ob, &obl) ||
!(ob == buf && obl == sizeof(buf)) ||
......@@ -360,6 +360,12 @@ static void show_version (void)
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