A question about com.sun.star.frame.XStorable's URL

Takeshi Abe tabe at fixedpoint.jp
Mon Jan 23 10:26:32 UTC 2017

Hi Miklos,

Thank you for your answer.

On Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:10:45 +0100, Miklos Vajna <vmiklos at collabora.co.uk> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 11:25:00AM +0900, Takeshi Abe <tabe at fixedpoint.jp> wrote:
>> Preparing a patch for tdf#105382 [1], I come across a question about
>> character encoding for the path part of a URL representing a
>> com.sun.star.frame.XStorable's location.
>> I wonder if the original (before percent-encoded) path of such a URL can
>> be in an encoding other than UTF-8 or even in a different charset due
>> to e.g. a code page of some legacy filesystems.
>> Is it possible?
>> And, if so, is there any reasonable way to tell the encoding?
> The UNO API works with UNOIDL strings, where those strings are
> represented as OUStrings in C++, which is an array of Unicode
> characters.
> I think this means you have to decide encoding when you convert your
> OString (or other byte array) data to OUString, before calling any UNO
> API.
OK, that confirms my understanding about UNO API. But it still sounds
neutral whether the original path can be in a foreign encoding,
as the percent-encoded one can contain only ASCII chars (so may be passed
to UNO interface transparently.)

-- Takeshi Abe

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