Wilson Bilkovich wrote:
> Since Iconv jumped out of the pond and chewed on my leg the other
> week, I've been toying with the idea of a character-set conversion
> library implemented totally in Ruby, with identical behavior on every
> platform.
> However, I'm only using Iconv for simple things, like converting my
> music tags from Shift-JIS to UTF-8.

Well, that's all that Iconv is supposed to be used for.

> What 'serious' things are people using this for? Are there any unit
> tests?  Any gems on RubyForge I can download containing projects that
> make use of Iconv?

Rails uses Iconv, at least in ActionMailer.

> What do you hate about Iconv?

I dislike that Iconv raises an exception when it finds characters it can 
not convert. I would prefer if it could be made to ignore invalid 
characters and just try to make the best of the text.

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