Ämne:Re: [dcdev] UTF-8 Chat for NMDC Hubs
Till:Todd Pederzani <[email protected]>, Direct Connect developers <[email protected]>
On Fri, 2004-09-10 at 08:46 -0400, Todd Pederzani wrote:
If UTF-8 encoded text is sent to a hub for chat (or otherwise used in $MyINFO) whose software will support it? Whose software will break?
I doubt anyone's software will break, since Windows CP-1252, which is the default DC encoding, decodes all bytes that UTF-8 uses. It will just look ugly. You may want to mark up those UTF-8 characters, though, so that a layer of compatibility is maintained even if someone else wants to decode it. As an alternative, have you considered using SGML entities (hexadecimal encodings, that is, not the entire readable library)? Some other programs seem to already be using it for things like dollar signs and the like, so it may be a good idea to go on using it. Fredrik Tolf-- DC Developers mailinglist http://3jane.ashpool.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dcdev