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GNU recode NEWS - User visible changes.
Copyright (C) 1993, 1994 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Version 3.4.x

* Implement GNU message catalog for French.

* Corrected the HTML recodings, and a few other reported bugs.

Version 3.4 - November 1994, by Franc,ois Pinard

* Charset HTML is new, it handles `&...;' sequences for Latin-1.
* Charset AtariST handling is more general, --list may be used with it.
* Charset ASCII-BS overstriking has been extended, mainly for German.
* Charset RFC1345 may be a goal, to debug or study RFC 1345 short names.
* Charset names have been revised.  Note that nextstep is now NeXT.
* Option --force (-f) is accepted, but does not yet protect reversibility.
* Option --quiet or --silent (-q) silences irreversible recoding messages.
* Option --known=PAIRS (-k) helps searching through recodings.
* Option --sequence=pipe (-p) does not fall back on -o anymore.
* Option --auto-check may narrow its study around one particular charset.
* An MSDOS port is available, check ftp.iro.umontreal.ca in pub/gnuish.
* Compilation should now succeed on OS/2 EMX.  Thanks to Kai Uwe Rommel.
* Program initialization is almost three times faster on average.
* Corrected reported bugs, added small improvements, some aesthetic.

Version 3.3 - December 1993, by Franc,ois Pinard

* Charsets atarist, ebcdic-ccc, ebcdic-ibm and nextstep have been added.
* Also, most RFC 1345 charsets and aliases are handled.  That's a bunch!
* Old ascii disappears because of RFC 1345's ascii, use ascii-bs instead.
* Old maci disappears because of RFC 1345's macintosh, use applemac instead.
* Charsets cccascii and cdcascii disappear, use ebcdic-ccc and ebcdic instead.
* Recoding between latin1, ibmpc and applemac is (almost) reversible.
* The texinfo documentation has been reorganized, this to be continued.
* Long options are accepted, charset names may be abbreviated.
* Option --list (-l) displays charsets, aliases and contents in many formats.
* Option --strict (-s) asks for stricter, non-reversible recodings.
* Option --graphics (-g) approximates ibmpc rulers with ASCII graphics.
* Option --header (-h) produces C source for many recoding tables.
* Option --auto-check (-a) reports about all possible recodings.
* Option --ignore (-x) prevents a charset from being selected.
* Execution has been sped up through step merging, hashing for charset names.
* Many various buglets have been eradicated, portability increased.
* Charsets may be edited out by modifying the Makefile only.
* Configuration is made through the use of an external config.h file.

Version 3.2.4 - October 1992, by Franc,ois Pinard

* None.

Version 3.2.3 - September 1992, by Franc,ois Pinard

* New -d `diacritics_only' option for LaTeX.
* A few bugs have been corrected.
* Documentation reorganization and improvements.
* Increased portability, now uses Autoconf.
* A few bugs solved.

Version 3.2 - October 1991, by Franc,ois Pinard

* MSDOS port redone.
* New check goal at installation time.
* Add -v option for verbose processing, remove old -q.
* Add -i, -o and -p for letting the user control the strategy.
* A few bugs corrected.
* Embedded NULs should now be transmitted.

Version 3.1 - March 1990, by Franc,ois Pinard

* Rename -V to -C for showing Copyright.
* Calling sequence changed, said files now recoded on themselves.
* Add -t option for touching files.
* Better on-line help.

Version 3.0.1 - February 1990, by Franc,ois Pinard

* Add -q option for quiet processing.
* Executable file now considerably smaller, also speedier.
* A few bugs corrected.

Version 3.0 - October 1989, by Franc,ois Pinard
* New Text to Latin1 processing, should be faster.
* A few bugs corrected.

For prior history down to 1980, see at the end of the ChangeLog.