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 13.5.6 AM_ICONV in `iconv.m4'
 The `AM_ICONV' macro tests for the presence of the POSIX/XSI `iconv'
 function family in either the C library or a separate `libiconv'
 library.  If found, it sets the `am_cv_func_iconv' variable to `yes';
 it defines `HAVE_ICONV' to 1 in the autoconf generated configuration
 file (usually called `config.h'); it defines `ICONV_CONST' to `const'
 or to empty, depending on whether the second argument of `iconv()' is
 of type `const char **' or `char **'; it sets the variables `LIBICONV'
 and `LTLIBICONV' to the linker options for use in a Makefile
 (`LIBICONV' for use without libtool, `LTLIBICONV' for use with
 libtool); it adds an `-I' option to `CPPFLAGS' if necessary.  If not
 found, it sets `LIBICONV' and `LTLIBICONV' to empty and doesn't change
    The complexities that `AM_ICONV' deals with are the following:
    * Some operating systems have `iconv' in the C library, for example
      glibc.  Some have it in a separate library `libiconv', for example
      OSF/1 or FreeBSD.  Regardless of the operating system, GNU
      `libiconv' might have been installed.  In that case, it should be
      used instead of the operating system's native `iconv'.
    * GNU `libiconv', if installed, is not necessarily already in the
      search path (`CPPFLAGS' for the include file search path,
      `LDFLAGS' for the library search path).
    * GNU `libiconv' is binary incompatible with some operating system's
      native `iconv', for example on FreeBSD.  Use of an `iconv.h' and
      `' that don't fit together would produce program
    * GNU `libiconv', if installed, is not necessarily already in the
      run time library search path.  To avoid the need for setting an
      environment variable like `LD_LIBRARY_PATH', the macro adds the
      appropriate run time search path options to the `LIBICONV'
      variable.  This works on most systems, but not on some operating
      systems with limited shared library support, like SCO.
    `iconv.m4' is distributed with the GNU gettext package because
 `gettext.m4' relies on it.
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