[jcifs] Character Set discussions

Michael B. Allen miallen at eskimo.com
Sat Feb 8 07:55:54 EST 2003

On Fri, 7 Feb 2003 13:52:41 -0600 
"Caldarale, Charles R" <Chuck.Caldarale at UNISYS.com> wrote:

> > From: Glass, Eric [mailto:eric.glass at capitalone.com]
> > Subject: RE: [jcifs] Character Set discussions
> >
> > Yes.  The recommendation from RFC 2718 is to interpret the escapes as
> > characters from the UTF-8 character set.
> Whoops. Now I'm confused. I thought UTF-8 was just a scheme to handle
> characters with values larger than 0x7F (up to 32 bits), not a character
> set.

UTF-8 is not a "character set" but it is an encoding of the Unicode
character set which is composed of interger values up to 0x10FFFF called
"UCS codes" or "code points".

> Is there an underlying presumption in RFC 2718 that everyone is using
> Unicode?



A  program should be written to model the concepts of the task it
performs rather than the physical world or a process because this
maximizes  the  potential  for it to be applied to tasks that are
conceptually  similar and, more important, to tasks that have not
yet been conceived. 

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