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Surya Kumar
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What is meant by 'character encoding is 8 bit US ASCII'. Wheteher we have to use a specific encoding? Or its something that works by default? Regards
 
peter wooster
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Originally posted by Surya Kumar:
What is meant by 'character encoding is 8 bit US ASCII'. Wheteher we have to use a specific encoding? Or its something that works by default? Regards


There is no encoding by that name, I sent a message to Sun about this. Here's the reply and the message:

Use ISO-8859-1

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Sun Certified Java Developer Exam
>
> I have a question about the specifications for the URLyBird project
> version 1.2.3. The Data file format states "The character encoding
> is
> 8 bit US ASCII". This is not a standard encoding supported by Java.
> I have considered using either charset "US-ASCII" which is 7 bit or
> "ISO-8859-1" which is 8 bit. There has been a lot of discussion on
> the Javaranch forum about this, but a lot of confusion remains. It
> has been suggested that this is a typo and should have read "7 bit US
> ASCII".
> /thank you
 
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