[Development] Qt 5.8: ICU vs. iconv

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Tue Jan 17 22:27:33 CET 2017

On terça-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2017 22:02:12 PST René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> Hi,
> Another quick question: I understand it is no longer possible to configure
> Qt to use both iconv and ICU as I've always done (possible without
> effect?). Given that neither of the 3 supported iconv variants is accepted
> when ICU is used I take it that ICU is the preferred alternative.
> Is that correct, across all platforms?

Yes, ICU is preferred.

It should have been possible to enable Iconv for QTextCodec and let ICU be 
used for QCollator and QTimeZone. Looks like we forgot. But no, please use ICU 
instead of iconv anyway.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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