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Re: UTF-8 problem: non-UTF-8 in a UTF-8 locale

From: Florian Weimer <fw_at_deneb.enyo.de>
Date: 2004-02-06 07:15:20 CET

Philip Martin wrote:

> UTF-8 is defined by RFC2279, but it appears the GNU iconv uses the
> more restrictive rules defined by Unicode, such as found in section
> 3.9 of http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode4.0.0/bookmarks.html

RFC 2279 has been superseded by RFC 3629, which contains basically the
same rules.

I agree that such checks are necessary to prevent repository corruption.
I'm not sure if your checks are sufficient, though; do you handle
surrogate pairs and other invalid UTF-8 sequences, too (apart from
overlong UTF-8 sequences)?

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