[Mono-bugs] [Bug 23541] Changed - libiconv oddities on windows

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Changed by martin@gnome.org.

http://bugzilla.ximian.com/show_bug.cgi?id=23541

--- shadow/23541	Sat Apr 27 21:43:44 2002
+++ shadow/23541.tmp.19078	Sun Apr 28 07:42:21 2002
@@ -77,6 +77,20 @@
 
 When I changed the "" to "-" it compiles ok in cygwin.
 
 
 ------- Additional Comments From gonzalo@ximian.com  2002-04-27 21:43 -------
 *** Bug 23951 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
+
+------- Additional Comments From martin@gnome.org  2002-04-28 07:42 -------
+See also my comment on bug 23951 - this is because iconv() tries
+to convert the string from UTF-8 to UTF-16le and the `u-umlaut' is
+not a valid UTF-8 character.
+
+So IMO this is not a bug in the runtime, but in the class 
+libraries/MCS - iconv_open() is called with "UTF-8" as source and 
+"UTF-16le" as target - so it's correct to throw an error (of course 
+it should throw an exception and not g_assert_not_reached ()).
+
+MCS/the class library must determine the encoding of the input file
+and then make sure that iconv_open() gets the correct source 
+encoding (iso-8859-1 in this case).