[Openstreetmap] OSM 8bit database transparency.
tom at tom-carden.co.uk
Mon Jan 30 09:36:27 GMT 2006
On 1/29/06, Johnny Doe <uucp1 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Erik Johansson <erjohan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 1. You should use UTF-8, because that is what will
> > be used.
> utf8 is not a magic bullet, because it can utilize
> these codes.
Although we've not been very mindful of character sets and so on, it's
unlikely we would ever use anything but UTF-8 without a very good
reason, so Erik's answer is ultimately correct: put anything you like
in the database, so long as it's valid UTF-8. If it doesn't work,
file a bug in Trac.
> > 2. I have no idea what those characters look like
> There are no "characters" at these positions, but the
> codes can show up in the utf8 datastream.
Can you explain what they do? Are these codes ones that you would
actually use, or are you just wondering?
> > 3. At this moment, it accepts what ever you put in
> > there.
> If i will send a 'name=some0x80name' into the
> will i get back the same name?
If it's valid UTF-8, and we have no bugs, then yes. Have you tried?
> The applet is not
> utf8 right now, so its behaviour is irrelevant.
So certain it's the applet and not something else? Perhaps the font
we're using might not support your characters, for example. Can you
provide a test case? There is a ticket about this already - one for
the applet, and one for the database.
If you have found things that do not work, then let us know there.
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