RE: UTF8 file transfer and interoperability problem

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Mon Jun 10 2002 - 07:36:22 EDT

William Tay wrote:
> [...]
> I see déçu and kスk respectively in Explorer. It seems
> that Windows is interpreting each byte as a character
> (using CP1252 on an English machine?).

Correct diagnosis.

> 2. I mounted a Linux directory, that contains the two files
> above, on Win NT and see that they are displayed as dêçu
> and kπé¦k in Explorer. Any explanation why they appear
> differently from what's above?

In this case, it interprets the bytes as per DOS code page 437 ("DOS
Western"). Probably, it sort of assumes that a Linux file system has the
same encoding as a DOS (FAT) file system.

_ Marco

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