[horde] switching to UTF8 database
jan at horde.org
Tue Feb 7 22:39:19 UTC 2012
Zitat von Andrew Morgan <morgan at orst.edu>:
> On Tue, 7 Feb 2012, Jan Schneider wrote:
>> Zitat von Andrew Morgan <morgan at orst.edu>:
>>> Is this really a problem for latin1 to utf8? If there are no
>>> conversions that result in a double-byte character, then I think
>>> it would be okay.
>> That has nothing to do with the charset though. If you data only
>> contains ascii data, it doesn't matter to which charset you
>> convert, indeed. As soon it latin1-specific characters, it will
> Can you explain why? How does the string length change? Perhaps an
> example would help me understand. :)
latin1, windows-1251, iso-8859-1, etc. are single-byte charsets, each
character is a byte.
UTF-8 is multi-byte charset with variable character lengths. ASCII
characters in UTF-8 are still single bytes with the same code like in
US-ASCII, but any non-ASCII characters like äöuáé etc take at least
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