Re: weird UTF-8 encoding in MS Exchange 2000 IM client

From: Pim Blokland (
Date: Thu May 15 2003 - 05:47:11 EDT

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    Eugene Mandel schreef:

    > Is it possible that there several flavors of UTF-8?


    > e.g. Hebrew letter "alef" (05 D0) is "D7 90" in UTF-8
    > encoding, but "C3 97 C2 90" in this encoding.

    Sounds like what you are looking at is the bytes being interpreted
    C3 97 is UTF-8 for U+00D7 and C2 90 is UTF-8 for U+0090.
    Apparently, the method you use to look at the source assumes that
    the encoding is iso-8859 or similar instead of UTF-8, and wants to
    show you what that would look like if translated to UTF-8.
    Does that make sense?

    Pim Blokland

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