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Ensuring proper Java character encoding of byte streams

This article looks at Java character encoding challenges and how those can be tackled. The situation with Java character encoding Some time ago I wrote about a situation we are facing at LingoHub every day: If a user uploads a resource file or uses our Github & Bitbucket integration to import a file, we always have to find out the correct …

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Introducing “Export settings” for resource files

Programming holds a lot of pitfalls, character encodings and handling time are just two examples. Many of them exist only because of historical reasons, but still have to be handled today. Dealing with many different frameworks and programming languages means dealing with different requirements as well. At lingohub we always prefer a standard solution, but we know that sometimes you …

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Ruby: ensure_encoding to ensure your encoding

Consider following situation: you receive a file, either from your drive or from HTTP, and you have no clue what encoding was used for the content of this file. Nothing is stored with the content that indicates the encoding. Even scanning the file’s content doesn’t help to derive the encoding. It is just a series of bits and bytes. Every byte maps …

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Ruby and Encoding

This is the second post of my series “Do you speak UTF-8?”. Here you can find the first article on this topic. This article covers how Ruby 1.9 handles encoding internally and which tooling it provides for encoding issues. Prior to Ruby 1.9 a String was just a sequence of bytes. Calling the method size() returned the size of this byte …

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Do you speak UTF-8?

“ @ mperham : You have a problem, your data is in latin1 so you think : ” I’ll convert to UTF8 !” Now you have � problems .” cc @ kingshy_g Everyone of us coders who dealt with encodings felt that pain, didn’t you? During my developers career I was quite lucky. Had to deal with encodings quite seldom. …