libidn update

DJ Lucas dj at
Tue Dec 2 16:22:09 PST 2008

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> 2008/12/2 DJ Lucas <dj at>:
>> Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
>>> Testcase (I think it should even be put into the book):
>>> LANG=en_US xterm
>>> in that xterm: curl http://räksmörgå
>> Thanks for the testcase Alexander.  All of them have been invaluable to
>> my limited uni-lingual mind (is that even a word?). Might be nice if an
>> expectation was set.  :-)  I don't have curl installed yet so I haven't
>> tried it.
>> I assume the expected outcome is something to the effect of 'Resolving
>> r\303\244ksm\303\266rg\303\ failed: Name or service
>> not known.', as it does with an old wget if not working...otherwise
>> we'll be greeted with a raw copy of the index.
> The expected outcome is a portion of HTML. Obviously, this works only
> if you really have the en_US locale, i.e., the "locale" command in the
> xterm doesn't print any errors. And your locale setup is indeed
> incorrect, as "\303\244" appear, as if the paste resulted in UTF-8
> bytes instead of ISO-8859-1, and as if bash treats these characters as
> unprintable (this happens only in the "C" locale).
That wasn't the paste..that was the result of an old version of wget 
mangling it in the error on a well abused 6.3 LFS host.

-- DJ Lucas

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