[Mono-dev] Why is ANSI code page allways UTF-8?
kornelpal at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 13:33:19 EDT 2006
In Microsoft .NET Framework ANSI code page is the non-Unicode code page of
the operating system and Unicode code page is UTF-16. This is a very Windows
based view of code pages. Encoding.Default uses the ANSI code page as well.
In Mono ANSI code page is UTF-8 and Unicode code page is UTF-16.
Encoding.Default however is a code page based on environment variables or
other system settings.
Wouldn't be the same code page used for Encoding.Default more proper for
interop code instead of UTF-8 as well? Why is UTF-8 preferred over system
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