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UTF-8 and "Autotranslate older entries" [Jul. 14th, 2002|11:19 pm]
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I'm writing a windows conduit for the PalmLJ client.
I have some questions.

1) Should I convert messages I post to UTF-8?
2) What perils await me if I don't?
3) Will "Autotranslate older entires" translate entries?

[User Picture]From: xb95
2002-07-14 01:20 pm (UTC)
1) yes.
2) eh, if your client is used by a non-English user, they might run into troubles, dunno.
3) it translates entries that are of an unknown type into whatever character set you pick on the Personal Info page. (I.e. it just sets the codebase so LJ and everybody knows how to treat the entry.)
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[User Picture]From: mart
2002-07-15 06:12 pm (UTC)

The current protocol version requires that all posts be valid UTF-8. If all posts only contain character codes less than 128, it doesn't really matter.

No new clients should be using the old (pre-unicode) protocol, as eventually it'll go away.

If a posted entry contains extended ASCII characters which are not part of a valid UTF-8 sequence, an error will be returned and the post rejected.

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[User Picture]From: dma
2002-07-15 11:50 pm (UTC)
Even if I don't submit protocol version (which means that I use protocol version 0, which is said not to require UTF-8 in manual)?
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