DBus API problems & UTF-8

Olivier Galibert galibert at pobox.com
Mon Jun 12 07:59:02 PDT 2006

On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 04:15:20PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 04:46:54PM +0200, Olivier Galibert wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 01:47:24PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > > If you're not already using UTF-8 in your C program, then its at most one 
> > > single method call to convert.
> > 
> > So you're going to pretend all the world is iso-8859-1, which happens
> > to be encoded as utf-8.  I'm not sure if it's that much of a step up
> > from "all the world is ascii".
> Urm, where in my mail did I say you should "pretend all the world is
> iso-8859-1" ? I said you just need to run a conversion from the program's
> native character set (whatever that may be) to UTF-8 & vica-verca. No
> assuption need be made about the application's native charset - only the 
> DBus charset is fixed.

Most applications don't have a native charset.  Most applications
don't have the concept of charset at all.  So converting to real utf-8
is way way more than "one single method call".


PS: "vice-versa", FYI

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