[conspire] How not to do UTF-8, example n+1
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Nov 22 01:08:46 PST 2005
Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):
> The Unicode glyph set, yes. UTF-32, that is. The same is not at all true
> of UTF-8. I am assuming the original character you intended to type was an
> "e" with an accent acute over it. When crafted in UTF-8 and reinterpreted
> as Latin-1, you get "A" with a "~" over it and a copyright symbol. That is
> what appears in every copy of your message, except perhaps your local one.
Well, for whatever it's worth, I copied and pasted it directly from this
Web page, displayed in a Web browser, which according to the Web browser
_is_ encoded in Latin-1, into my terminal:
Heh, dammit, I've found it: The _terminal_ was set for UTF-8. Well,
I've now fixed that. Grrr.
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