[PUSHED][PATCH] fix building dictionaries when PERL_UNICODE environment

Caolán McNamara caolanm at redhat.com
Wed Feb 29 06:00:52 PST 2012

On Fri, 2012-02-24 at 17:28 +0100, Petr Vorel wrote:
> First I thought it would be better to recode all of them to utf8. But 
> these files are taken from ispell, aren't they? Do we want to increase
> diversity from upstream? 

For hunspell dictionaries, the .aff files contain the encoding for
the .dic files, the .aff needs to be changed to specify UTF-8 if you
change the encoding of the .dic files. This tool though looks like its
for validating thesaurus files, though they probably have the same thing
where there's a field somewhere to indicate the encoding they are in.

Some of the hunspell dicts might share ispell lineage I guess, but
either way most of them and the thesauri have their own active upstreams
and so on, so yeah, changing the encoding just add unnecessary diversity
from their upstreams.

anyway, the last patch looks pretty minimal and it seems to make no
difference to the "typical" setup, so I pushed that now to dictionaries


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