[BitTorrent] Re: Are metainfo files (.torrent) text files ?

skybuckflying skybuck2000 at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 22 22:25:02 EST 2004



> Do not confuse this with the dicussion about the code page / 
encoding
> used to represent filenames, that's a different issue.  And no, 
there is
> no "Standard" here either -- Bram has said in no uncertain terms 
that
> all filenames must contain regular 7-bit ascii and anyone who wants 
to
> trafer a file with localized names should just suck it.  So clients 
that
> use cp1252 or UTF-8 have just made up extensions to deal with it, 
but
> there is no official way to handle this.

I think UTF8 fits perfectly well with Bram's requirement since the 
lower 128 characters of UTF8 are compatible with ASCII =D

Bye,
  Skybuck.





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