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1 ==================================
2 Recode NEWS - User visible changes
3 ==================================
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5 .. contents::
6 .. sectnum::
7
8 :Copyright: © 1993-1999, 2000, 2001, 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
9
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10 Version 3.7-beta2
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11 =================
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13 :Author: François Pinard, 2008-03.
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15 + Recode does no include libiconv anymore, but uses an external iconv
16 library if one was available at installation time.
17 + Many internal changes, for correcting reported bugs.
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19 Version 3.6
20 ===========
21
22 :Author: François Pinard, Bruno Haible, 2001-01.
23
24 General changes
25 ---------------
26
27 + The recode manual is now indexed, by charset, by concept, etc.
28 + Program messages are also available in Greek, Gallicean and Italian.
29 + Bruno Haible's nice portable iconv library has been integrated.
30 + RFC 1345 tables and French character names have been updated.
31 + The Texinfo charset has been refreshed, and made reversible.
32
33 New charsets
34 ------------
35
36 (most from libiconv)
37
38 + Japanese
39
40 + EUC-JP (csEUCPkdFmtJapanese, EUC_JP,
41 Extended_UNIX_Code_Packed_Format_for_Japanese);
42 + ISO-2022-JP (csISO2022JP); ISO-2022-JP-1; ISO-2022-JP-2 (csISO2022JP2);
43 + JIS_C6220-1969-ro (csISO14JISC6220ro, ISO646-JP, iso-ir-14, jp);
44 + JIS_X0201 (csHalfWidthKatakana, JIS0201, JISX0201-1976, JISX0201.1976-0,
45 X0201);
46 + JIS_X0208 (csISO87JISX0208, ISO-IR-87, JIS0208, JIS_X0208.1983-0,
47 JIS_X0208.1983-1, JIS_X0208-1990-0, JIS_X0208.1983-1, X0208);
48 + JIS_X0212 (csISO159JISX02121990, ISO-IR-159, JIS0212, JIS_X0212.1990-0,
49 JIS_X0212-1990, X0212);
50 + SJIS (csShiftJIS, MS_KANJI, SHIFT-JIS).
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52 + Chinese
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54 + BIG5 (BIG-5, BIG-FIVE, BIGFIVE, CN-BIG5 csBig5); BIG5HKSCS;
55 + EUC-CN (CN-GB, csGB2312, EUC_CN, GB2312); EUC-TW (csEUCTW, EUC_TW);
56 + GB18030; HZ (HZ-GB-2312); ISO-2022-CN (csISO2022CN); ISO-2022-CN-EXT;
57 + GB_1988-80 (cn, csISO57GB1988, ISO646-CN, iso-ir-57);
58 + GB_2312-80 (CHINESE, csISO58GB231280, GB2312.1980-0, ISO-IR-58);
59 + ISO-IR-165 (CN-GB-ISOIR165).
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61 + Korean
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63 + JOHAB (CP1361); EUC-KR (csEUCKR, EUC_KR); GBK (CP936);
64 + ISO-2022-KR (csISO2022KR);
65 + KSC_5601 (CP949, csKSC56011987, ISO-IR-149, KOREAN, KSC5601.1987-0,
66 KS_C_5601-1987, KS_C_5601-1989, KSX1001:1992).
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68 + Vietnamese (independently of libiconv)
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70 + TCVN; VIQR; VISCII; VNI; VPS.
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72 + Other languages
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74 + ARMSCII-8; Georgian-Academy; Georgian-PS; WINDOWS-874 (CP874);
75 + MuleLao-1; CP1133 (IBM-CP1133); CP1258 (WINDOWS-1258);
76 + TIS-620 (ISO-IR-166, TIS620, TIS620.2529-1, TIS620-0, TIS620.2533-0,
77 TIS620.2533-1).
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79 + Apple specifics
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81 + MacArabic; MacCentralEurope; MacCroatian; MacCyrillic; MacGreek;
82 + MacHebrew; MacIceland; MacRomania; MacThai; MacTurkish; MacUkraine
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84 + Unicode
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86 + JAVA; UCS-2-INTERNAL; UCS-2LE (UnicodeLITTLE); UCS-2-SWAPPED; UCS-4BE;
87 + UCS-4-INTERNAL; UCS-4LE; UCS-4-SWAPPED; UTF-16BE; UTF-16LE.
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89 + Others
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91 + CP932; CP949 (UHC); CP950; CP866 (866, csIBM866, IBM866).
92 + ISO-8859-16 (ISO-IR-226, ISO_8859-16:2000).
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94 + Recode internal
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96 + :libiconv: (:) [so option -x: avoids going through libiconv]
97
98 New aliases
99 -----------
100
101 (from libiconv) [list to be revised]
102
103 + csASCII (for ANSI_X3.4-1968); csHPRoman8 (for hp-roman8);
104 + csISOLatin1 (for ISO-8859-1); csISOLatin2 (for ISO-8859-2);
105 + csISOLatin3 (for ISO-8859-3); csISOLatin4 (for ISO-8859-4);
106 + csISOLatin5 (for ISO-8859-9);
107 + csISOLatin6 and ISO_8859-10:1992 (for ISO-8859-10);
108 + csISOLatinArabic (for ISO-8859-6); csISOLatinCyrillic (for ISO-8859-5);
109 + csISOLatinGreek (for ISO-8859-7); csISOLatinHebrew (for ISO-8859-8);
110 + csKOI8R (for KOI8-R); csPC850Multilingual (for IBM850);
111 + csUCS4 (for ISO-10646-UCS-4);
112 + csUnicode, csUnicode11, UCS-2BE, UnicodeBIG (for ISO-10646-UCS-2);
113 + csUnicode11UTF7 (for UNICODE-1-1-UTF-7);
114 + csVISCII and VISCII1.1-1 (for VISCII);
115 + ISO-IR-179 (for ISO-8859-13); csMacintosh and MacRoman (for macintosh);
116 + TCVN5712-1, TCVN5712-1:1993 and TCVN-5712 (for TCVN).
117
118 New surfaces
119 ------------
120
121 + tree (experimental).
122
123 Version 3.5
124 ===========
125
126 :Author: François Pinard, 1999-05.
127
128 Incompatible changes
129 --------------------
130
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131 + A double dot ``..`` should now be used instead of a colon ``:``.
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132 + Option --force (-f) is needed to pursue recoding despite errors.
133 + There is no more quoting for special characters within charsets names.
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134 + Auto check (``-a``) and popen (``-o``) options have been withdrawn.
135 + Some charsets and aliases were deleted, see `Charsets & aliases`_ below.
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137 Extended features
138 -----------------
139
140 + Program messages are available in localised form for many languages.
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141 + Long character names are available in French, if LANGUAGE is set to ``fr``.
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142 + A new request syntax allows for recode chaining, and for surfaces.
143 + Option --header-file (-h) accepts a language parameter, and Perl is new.
144 + Full charset listings now show the UCS-2 value for characters.
145 + Option --known=PAIRS (-k) also accepts octal and hexadecimal numbers.
146 + Option --list (-l) better sorts charsets and aliases, also fully written.
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147 + Charset ``RFC1345`` implements mnemonic+ascii+38, and is now reversible.
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148 + HTML is not limited anymore to Latin-1, HTML 4.0 entities are supported.
149
150 New features
151 ------------
152
153 + Euro support.
154 + Updated RFC 1345 set of tables, from Keld Simonsen.
155 + Some African charsets and transliterated forms.
156 + Conversions for ISO 10646 and Unicode.
157 + Combining or explosion of UCS-2 diacriticized characters and ligatures.
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158 + Implementation of surfaces, see `Surfaces & aliases`_ below.
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159 + Mixed mode for recoding only comments and strings in C sources or PO files.
160 + A stand-alone recoding library gets installed, often as a shared library.
161 + Option --find-subsets (-T) lists charsets which are subsets of another.
162 + The library may generate testing data, and study character frequencies.
163
164 Charsets & aliases
165 ------------------
166
167 + New ISO 10646 and Unicode charsets
168
169 + combined-UCS-2: pseudo-charset.
170 + count-characters: pseudo-charset.
171 + dump-with-names: pseudo-charset.
172 + ISO-10646-UCS-2 (UNICODE-1-1, BMP, rune, u2).
173 + ISO-10646-UCS-4 (10646, ISO-10646, UCS-4, u4).
174 + UNICODE-1-1-UTF-7 (TF-7, u7).
175 + UTF-8 (UTF-2, UTF-FSS, FSS_UTF, TF-8, u8).
176 + UTF-16 (Unicode, TF-16, u6).
177
178 + RFC 1345.bis matters
179
180 + Deleted charsets
181
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182 + dk-us, us-dk (because of &duplicate which Recode does not handle yet).
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183
184 + New charsets
185
186 + baltic (alias is iso-ir-179); CP1250 (1250, ms-ee, windows-1250);
187 + CP1251 (1251, ms-cyrl, windows-1251);
188 + CP1252 (1252, ms-ansi, windows-1252);
189 + CP1253 (1253, ms-greek, windows-1253);
190 + CP1254 (1254, ms-turk, windows-1254);
191 + CP1255 (1255, ms-hebr, windows-1255);
192 + CP1256 (1256, ms-arab, windows-1256);
193 + CP1257 (1257, WinBaltRim, windows-1257);
194 + CWI (CWI-2, cp-hu); EBCDIC-IS-FRISS (friss);
195 + GOST_19768-87 with aliases of previous GOST_19768-74;
196 + IBM256 (256, CP256, EBCDIC-INT1); IBM875 (875, CP875, EBCDIC-Greek);
197 + IBM1004 (1004, CP1004, os2latin1); IBM1047 (1047, CP1047);
198 + ISO-8859-13 (ISO_8859-13:1998, iso-baltic, iso-ir-179a, l7, latin7);
199 + ISO-8859-14 (ISO_8859-14:1998, iso-celtic, iso-ir-199, l8, latin8);
200 + ISO-8859-15 (ISO_8859-15:1998, iso-ir-203, l9, latin9);
201 + KOI-7; KOI-8 (GOST_19768-74); KOI8-R; KOI8-RU; KOI8-U;
202 + macintosh_ce (macce); mac-is;
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203 + NeXTSTEP (next) yet previous Recode had it outside RFC 1345.
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205 + Alias promoted to charset (with previous charset becoming alias)
206
207 + ISO-646.basic (with ISO-646.basic:1983); ISO-646.irv (ISO-646.irv:1983);
208 + ISO_5427-ext (ISO_5427:1981); ISO_5428 (ISO_5428:1980);
209 + ISO-8859-1 (ISO_8859-1:1987); ISO-8859-2 (ISO_8859-2:1987);
210 + ISO-8859-3 (ISO_8859-3:1988); ISO-8859-4 (ISO_8859-4:1988);
211 + ISO-8859-5 (ISO_8859-5:1988); ISO-8859-6 (ISO_8859-6:1987);
212 + ISO-8859-7 (ISO_8859-7:1987); ISO-8859-8 (ISO_8859-8:1988);
213 + ISO-8859-9 (ISO_8859-9:1989); ISO-8859-10 (latin6);
214 + NC_NC00-10 (NC_NC00-10:81); sami (latin-lap).
215
216 + New aliases
217
218 + 037 (for charset IBM037); 038 (IBM038); 273 (IBM273); 274 (IBM274);
219 + 275 (IBM275); 278 (IBM278); 280 (IBM280); 281 (IBM281); 284 (IBM284);
220 + 285 (IBM285); 290 (IBM290); 297 (IBM297); 367 (ANSI_X3.4-1968);
221 + 420 (IBM420); 423 (IBM423); 424 (IBM424); 500, 500V1 (IBM500);
222 + 819 (ISO-8859-1); 864 (IBM864); 868 (IBM868); 870 (IBM870);
223 + 871 (IBM871); 880 (IBM880); 891 (IBM891); 903 (IBM903); 905 (IBM905);
224 + 912, CP912, IBM912 (ISO-8859-2); 918 (IBM918); 1026 (IBM1026);
225 + ECMA-113, ECMA-113:1986 (ECMA-Cyrillic); GOST_19768-74 (KOI8);
226 + ISO_8859-N (ISO-8859-N) for N = 1 through 10 and 13 through 15;
227 + ISO_8859-10:1993 (ISO-8869-10); iso-ir-170 (INVARIANT);
228 + KOI8_L2 (CSN_369103); pclatin2, pcl2 (IBM852); SS636127 (SEN_850200_B).
229
230 + New African charsets
231
232 + AFRL1-101-BPI_OCIL (t-francais, t-fra);
233 + AFRFUL-102-BPI_OCIL (bambara, bra, ewondo, fulfulde);
234 + AFRFUL-103-BPI_OCIL (t-bambara, t-bra, t-ewondo, t-fulfulde);
235 + AFRLIN-104-BPI_OCIL (lingala, lin, sango, wolof);
236 + AFRLIN-105-BPI_OCIL (t-lingala, t-lin, t-sango, t-wolof).
237
238 + Extra miscellaneous charsets
239
240 + KEYBCS2 (Kamenicky); CORK (T1); KOI-8_CS2.
241
242 + New HTML pseudo-charsets
243
244 + HTML_1.1 (h1); HTML_2.0 (RFC 1866, 1866, h2); HTML-i18n (RFC 2070);
245 + HTML_3.2 (h3) reimplemented; HTML_4.0 (h4, HTML, h);
246 + deleted aliases HTF, 8859, ISO 8859, Entities, SGML, WWW, w3.
247
248 Surfaces & aliases
249 ------------------
250
251 + Base64 (64, b64); Quoted-Printable (qp, Quote-Printable);
252 + 21-Permutation (swabytes); 4321-Permutation; CR; CR-LF (cl);
253 + Decimal-1 (d, d1); Decimal-2 (d2), Decimal-4 (d4);
254 + Hexadecimal-1 (x, x1); Hexadecimal-2 (x2); Hexadecimal-4 (x4);
255 + Octal-1 (o, o1); Octal-2 (o2); Octal-4 (o4).
256 + data; test7; test8; test15; test16.
257
258 Version 3.4
259 ===========
260
261 :Author: François Pinard, 1994-11.
262
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263 + Charset HTML is new, it handles ``&...;`` sequences for Latin-1.
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264 + Charset AtariST handling is more general, --list may be used with it.
265 + Charset ASCII-BS overstriking has been extended, mainly for German.
266 + Charset RFC1345 may be a goal, to debug or study RFC 1345 short names.
267 + Charset names have been revised. Note that nextstep is now NeXT.
268 + Option --force (-f) is accepted, but does not yet protect reversibility.
269 + Option --quiet or --silent (-q) silences irreversible recoding messages.
270 + Option --known=PAIRS (-k) helps searching through recodings.
271 + Option --sequence=pipe (-p) does not fall back on -o anymore.
272 + Option --auto-check may narrow its study around one particular charset.
273 + An MSDOS port is available, check ftp.iro.umontreal.ca in pub/gnuish.
274 + Compilation should now succeed on OS/2 EMX. Thanks to Kai Uwe Rommel.
275 + Program initialization is almost three times faster on average.
276 + Corrected reported bugs, added small improvements, some aesthetic.
277
278 Version 3.3
279 ===========
280
281 :Author: François Pinard, 1993-12.
282
283 + Charsets atarist, ebcdic-ccc, ebcdic-ibm and nextstep have been added.
284 + Also, most RFC 1345 charsets and aliases are handled. That's a bunch!
285 + Old ascii disappears because of RFC 1345's ascii, use ascii-bs instead.
286 + Old maci disappears because of RFC 1345's macintosh, use applemac instead.
287 + Charsets cccascii and cdcascii disappear, use ebcdic-ccc and ebcdic instead.
288 + Recoding between latin1, ibmpc and applemac is (almost) reversible.
289 + The texinfo documentation has been reorganized, this to be continued.
290 + Long options are accepted, charset names may be abbreviated.
291 + Option --list (-l) displays charsets, aliases and contents in many formats.
292 + Option --strict (-s) asks for stricter, non-reversible recodings.
293 + Option --graphics (-g) approximates ibmpc rulers with ASCII graphics.
294 + Option --header (-h) produces C source for many recoding tables.
295 + Option --auto-check (-a) reports about all possible recodings.
296 + Option --ignore (-x) prevents a charset from being selected.
297 + Execution has been sped up through step merging, hashing for charset names.
298 + Many various buglets have been eradicated, portability increased.
299 + Charsets may be edited out by modifying the Makefile only.
300 + Configuration is made through the use of an external config.h file.
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301 + New -d ``diacritics_only`` option for LaTeX.
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302 + A few bugs have been corrected.
303 + Documentation reorganization and improvements.
304 + Increased portability, now uses Autoconf.
305 + A few bugs solved.
306
307 Version 3.2
308 ===========
309
310 :Author: François Pinard, 1991-10.
311
312 + MSDOS port redone.
313 + New check goal at installation time.
314 + Add -v option for verbose processing, remove old -q.
315 + Add -i, -o and -p for letting the user control the strategy.
316 + A few bugs corrected.
317 + Embedded NULs should now be transmitted.
318
319 Version 3.1
320 ===========
321
322 :Author: François Pinard, 1990-03.
323
324 + Rename -V to -C for showing Copyright.
325 + Calling sequence changed, said files now recoded on themselves.
326 + Add -t option for touching files.
327 + Better on-line help.
328 + Add -q option for quiet processing.
329 + Executable file now considerably smaller, also speedier.
330 + A few bugs corrected.
331
332 Version 3.0
333 ===========
334
335 :Author: François Pinard, 1989-10.
336
337 + New Text to Latin1 processing, should be faster.
338 + A few bugs corrected.
339
340 For prior history down to 1980, see at the end of the ChangeLog.
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