[webkit-dev] Proposal: Use ICU in WebKit code

Brent Fulgham bfulgham at gmail.com
Sat Oct 5 10:13:15 PDT 2013

The WinCairo port is as close to the AppleWin port as possible. It uses ICU and I have no intention of changing that.

The WinCE port is maintained by Patrick Gangsterer. I believe that this port does not want to use ICU, preferring to use the limited subset of i18n features provided by the operating system.

I have heard from a number of people, mainly using WebKit in resource constrained environments, who prefer to omit ICU due to its relatively large footprint. But many of their concerns about library size might be satisfied by rebuilding ICU with settings that omit the large encoding database. This makes sense if their use cases do not need these features.


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> On Oct 4, 2013, at 11:48 PM, Dirk Schulze <dschulze at adobe.com> wrote:
>> On Oct 5, 2013, at 7:37 AM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:
>> Any thoughts on this? I am not sure what the status of the WinCE port is, but I’d like to hear from the maintainers of that port on the port status and their view on this strategy.
> Do you really mean WinCE or WinCairo? I thought that WinCE was discontinued a long time ago and already removed. Probably I was wrong.
> Greetings,
> Dirk
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