From: Kenneth Whistler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Mar 17 2006 - 13:16:27 CST
> I've got a problem with an encoding which seems to as a mix
> out of UTF-8 and ISO 8859-1.
No, you are confusing ISO 8859-1 and Windows Code Page 1252.
> In the Unicode-Charts a € (Euro-sign) has the hex20 AC.
> If I convert this into UTF-8 I get a hexE2 82 AC.
> Now the receiving System gets this, handles this as a UTF-8
> encoding, but can't display the character.
> What the receiving System can display is a hexC2 80, which
> is the UTF-8 encoded form of hex80.
> Hex80 is right if you use ISO 8859-1,
No, 0x80 is correct for the euro sign in Windows Code Page 1252.
You are mixing up encodings here and are running into mismatched
Unicode U+20AC UTF-16: 0x20AC UTF-8: 0xE2 0x82 0xAC
Windows Code Page 1252: 0x80
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