[webkit-dev] Re: Removing ICU dependancy from WebKit?

Alp Toker alp at atoker.com
Thu Jan 24 11:05:41 PST 2008

Rachel Bassett wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'm currently trying to cross compile WebKit (Linux PC
> -> MIPS) using the DirectFB, cairo, pango etc, GTK+,
> WebKit combination. I've successfully built the stack
> up to GTK+ with the GTK+ demo app running ok. However
> when I try to build up WebKit, it needs ICU. But the
> ICU component is not cross compilable (according to
> their forum, although some other blogs imply they have
> succeeded but don't say how). I could struggle with
> that route however I read on the wiki page
> http://trac.webkit.org/projects/webkit/wiki/Mobile,
> that the dependency on ICU could be removed from
> WebKit.

This hasn't been done yet, but there's quite some interest in porting 
WebKit's Unicode functionality to use GLib in the GTK+ port. The bug is:


If you want to help out, #webkit-gtk on IRC network FreeNode is the 
place to touch base.

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