[BitTorrent] Re: bencoding 0:

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Mon Nov 22 11:36:47 EST 2004


skybuckflying wrote:
> 
> --- In BitTorrent at yahoogroups.com, "Olaf van der Spek" <OvdSpek at L...> 
> wrote:
> 
>>>Excellent :)
>>>
>>>So that means the minimum size of a string is 2 characters.
>>>
>>>I do wonder a bit about the "character set" being used...
>>>
>>>It's probably just ansi... and unicode is compatible with that... 
> 
> lol.
> 
>>lol?
>>ANSI or ASCII?
> 
> 
> Yeah good question.
> 
> I thought the upper 128 bytes of ASCII together with the lower 128 
> bytes where called "ANSI" :)
> 
> I should have known better :D
> 
> The upper 128 bytes are simply an extension of ASCII
> 
> So that means ASCII and ANSI are two totally different character sets.

ANSI (American National Standards Institute) is not a character set.

> 
> The question remains what the most used character set is for 
> operating systems...
> 
> I would place my money on ASCII at the moment =D
> 
> Bye,
>   Skybuck  ;)


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