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Re: Problems with accents in filenames

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: 2003-11-24 16:45:47 CET

On 2003-11-24 08:52:13 -0600, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> I think Vincent knows this, and that what he means by "somewhat
> compatible" is that for some strings in some languages, the UTF-8
> encoding and the UTF-16 encoding will be exactly the same sequence
> of bytes.

Not exactly. I mean that using the BOM in UTF-16, one can detect
when a string is in the UTF-8 encoding and when it is in the
UTF-16 encoding (and in the UTF-16 case, one can also detect the
endianness). So a consistent API can be designed to work with both
UTF-8 and UTF-16; they don't clash with each other.

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