[icq-devel] Language encoding



Jürg Billeter billy at bitron.ch
Mon Jun 23 18:48:00 CEST 2003


Hi

On Mon, 2003-06-23 at 17:44, Gerke Preussner wrote:
> The problem I have now is figuring out which encoding was used for a
> certain message. The message item itself does not hold any relevant
> information. Especially the message string does not have any leading
> encoding indicators. Furthermore, I did not find any relevant encoding
> information in the user details.
> 
> In general, it would be possible that ICQ handles all messages as GB
> 2312-80 (since it's compatible with 0x21-0x7E single-byte ASCII) but I
> doubt that because then other languages such as Latin, Cyrillic or
> Hebrew wouldn't be possible.
I don't know GB 2312-80 but it could well be, that everything is UTF-8.
This is compatible with ASCII and every Unicode character can be written
with it. I may be wrong though.

Regards,

Jürg




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