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Re: Problem of checkout Chinese file in MacOSX

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-06-24 13:36:07 CEST

On 24.06.2005, at 09:09, Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:

>> http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Java/Conceptual/
>> Java14Development/
>> 04-JavaUIToolkits/JavaUIToolkits.html

>> The default font encoding on some other platforms is ISO-Latin-1
>> or WinLatin-1. These are subsets of UTF-8 which means that files
>> or filenames can be turned into UTF-8 by just turning a byte into
>> a char.
>
> This is utter nonsense, UTF-8 uses up to six bytes for one
> character. This
> probably rather means that all three mentioned character encodings
> have ASCII
> as common subset or that the encodings can represent a subset of the
> characters representable in UTF-8.

It's only nonsense insofar as they meant to write "Unicode" where
they wrote "UTF-8". The first 255 code points of Unicode are the same
as the 255 code points of ISO-8859-1. The representation of those
codepoints in UTF-8 is, of course, different. I am not sure whether
the additional codepoints present in Windows Latin 1 are also at
those same codepoints in Unicode, but I don't think they are. So that
may be the second nonsense.

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