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+ LIBCHARSET - portable character set determination library
+
+This library provides a function which determines the character set / encoding
+of text in the currently selected locale (the LC_CTYPE locale facet).
+
+It is useful for portable programs which need to process text in other
+encodings and locales than the currently selected one. Possible uses:
+
+ * Use of Unicode in POSIX compliant applications.
+ * Conversion of text between the current locale's encoding and UTF-8 (or
+ any other given encoding).
+ * Mail agents.
+
+In theory, this would be very simple: The Single Unix Specification (SUSV2)
+provides the nl_langinfo function, in such a way that
+
+ nl_langinfo (CODESET)
+
+returns the encoding name. But the nl_langinfo function still does not exist
+on some systems, and on those where it exists it returns unstandardized
+variations of the encoding names, like (on Solaris) "PCK" for "Shift_JIS".
+
+This library fixes these flaws and provides a function
+
+ const char * locale_charset (void);
+
+It determines the current locale's character encoding, and canonicalizes it
+into one of the canonical names listed in config.charset. The result must
+not be freed; it is statically allocated. If the canonical name cannot be
+determined, the result is a non-canonical name.
+
+
+Installation:
+
+As usual for GNU packages:
+
+ $ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
+ $ make
+ $ make install
+
+
+This library is used in
+ GNU sh-utils, fileutils, textutils
+ GNU gettext
+ GNU clisp
+
+
+To integrate this library into your package:
+See file INTEGRATE.
+
+
+Distribution:
+ The libcharset directory of
+ ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/libiconv/libiconv-1.8.tar.gz
+
+Homepage:
+ http://www.haible.de/bruno/packages-libcharset.html
+
+
+Bruno Haible <bruno@clisp.org>