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RE: Re: [RFC/PATCH] commit messages not 8-bit compatible

From: Bill Tutt <rassilon_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-05-29 18:55:29 CEST

The really weird cases for HTML/XML encoding are non-UTF8 transmissions
of XML/HTML data.

I had to port some code that supported this horrendous edge case
recently to further turn your gut.

The example goes something like this:
I want (for whatever bizarre reason) to transmit my HTML/XML in a Korean
character set. (Windows character set 1361 to pick a specific one)

The data I want to send looks like this: AA'BC
(Pretend for a second that A' really is a capital letter A with an acute
marker over it.)

Now, unsurprisingly A' isn't representable in Korean. Therefore, I'd
like to be able to transform this into an HTML/XML entity. The helper
function that I had to call from C# produced this output for the above

Yes, this is evil. Yes, this is an unbelievably edge case scenario. Yes,
I have no idea who the hell needs this, but I had to port access to the
code to our new .Net API, whee.

Stomach turning il8n factoid of the day,

Do you want a dangerous fugitive staying in your flat?
Well, don't upset him and he'll be a nice fugitive staying in your flat.
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Received on Sat Jun 1 14:24:48 2002

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