GLUE Transcoders now Available in beta
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 04:57:28 +0800 From: Rick Jelliffe <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: ANN: GLUE Transcoders now available in beta
GLUE Loses User Encodings!
GLUE is a library of data and utilities to simplify the task of creating transcoder software, and to allow the trial of new functionality for Chinese documents.
Transcoding is specified using XML. C Transcoders are generated using XSL stylesheets. Using XML allows more than just mapping tables to be specified: multi-byte encoding algorithms may be specified, and variant character sets may be specified. The current library specifies 30 different characters sets: including Big5. (Transcoders for other fixed 8-bit encodings can be trivially generated from the tables at unicode.org. ISO2022 modal (escaped) encodings are not supported currently.)
XSL stylesheets have been made to create transcoders to utf-8 for these character encodings. A stylesheet to create transcoders from UTF-8 is also in preparation. The transcoders are available individually, and in a version of iconv (a.k.a. tcs), implemented as a UNIX shell script.
The transcoders will be enhanced soon to handle various kinds of numeric character reference delimiting and undelimiting. The code is Open Source. Note: this preview release is beta quality.
Chinese XML Now! Project
Academia Sinica Computing Centre
xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1
Prepared by Robin Cover for the The SGML/XML Web Page archive.