[BitTorrent] Re: bencoding 0:

Mike Ravkine krypt at mountaincable.net
Wed Nov 24 08:57:13 EST 2004

You've missed the most obvious solution.. embed the utf-8 filename 
information into the regular .torrent file as an extra field.  I think 
this is what some apps have started to do..


skybuckflying wrote:

>1. The whole torrent is encoded in utf8. This would still be 
>compatible with old clients as long as all information encoded in it 
>is in ASCII.
>If some parts are not in ASCII then the old clients might start 
>seeing weird characters in the filenames. Depending on the client 
>this might or might not be a problem. If the client simply replaces 
>invalid characters for it's system then it could still work ;)
>2. Double torrents. The utf8 torrent is included at the end of the 
>3. New torrent extension .torrentutf8

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