Wed Sep 14 09:24:41 CEST 2005
> "Fran?ois Revol" <revol at free.fr> writes:
> >> "Dario Andrade" <dario at ip.tv> writes:
> >> >> The point was that you can't use strcasecmp, because setlocale
> > > > > can
> >> >> > break it.
> >> >>
> >> >> It could, but AFAIK all commonly used encodings are ASCII
> >> > > compatible.
> >> >> Things like UTF-16 are rarely used.
> >> >
> >> > UTF8 is becoming pretty popular in Java.
> >> UTF-8 is becoming popular in many places. Java uses utf-16
> >> internally, well in line with all the other absurd things it does.
> > BeOS has been using UTF-8 by default everywhere for years...
> That's of course good. I've also been using utf-8 for quite a while
> in Linux. The problem is when people insist on sending mail (usually
> with ms outlook) with the wrong encoding specified in the headers.
> Similarly with web pages, ID3 tags, etc.
Well, for web & mail there is an encoding information so you can always
The problem is with thing like ID3 which doesn't tell which encoding it
uses (AFAIK). Same with shoutcasts servers... most of the time it's
iso-latin-1 because they run on european/us NT servers, but I already
saw other encoding, and no way of guessing them (except with
methods like Emacs does when opening a file but that's overly complex
and not 100% safe).
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