From: Tomas Frydrych (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jan 25 2003 - 11:30:32 EST
Andrew Dunbar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I've noticed that some code treats the second two as
> though they are mutually exclusive. This is not the
> case at all. As noted in the comment/documentation
> for getNative8BitEncodingName() - it is perfectly
> okay for it to return UTF-8 or any multibyte CJK
> encoding - the only requirement is that the encoding
> is a superset of ASCII.
> Some code is calling this function to get an
> ISO-8859-x encoding when the native encoding is UTF-8.
> I believe there are some very subtle bugs which may be
> due to this.
It is most definitely not OK to return utf8 or multibyte encodings in
getNative8BitEncodingName(); for start neither of these are 8-bit
encodings, but more importantly, this function was added
specifically for the code that that you mention.
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