[jcifs] Character Set discussions

Glass, Eric eric.glass at capitalone.com
Sat Feb 8 06:47:32 EST 2003

> > 
> > UTF-8 is not specified by RFC 2396, but is recommended by 
> RFC 2718.  It will
> > be necessary for compatibility with the IRI specification, 
> if and when that
> > becomes a standard.
> You see what I mean, though.  The escaped string has no 
> meaning without
> context.  If I interpret it using UTF-8 I get one result 
> (character-wise)  
> and if I interpretit using UCS-2LE I'll get a different result (again,
> display character-wise).
> Am I making any sense?
> Chris -)-----

Yes.  The recommendation from RFC 2718 is to interpret the escapes as
characters from the UTF-8 character set.

The W3C has a good discussion of this in their "Character Model for the
World Wide Web" working draft:


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