[JDEV] Non english messages solution?

Jens Alfke jens at mac.com
Tue Sep 25 12:17:39 CDT 2001

On Tuesday, September 25, 2001, at 02:36 AM, Gang Liu wrote:

>    Which im client? I am using winjabber.One OS is w2k(GBK), the other 
> is win98(big5).
> I sent message to another, got many "?".

OK, one ... more .. time ...

That is a bug in WinJabber or in the version of Windows being used. 
Please tell the WinJabber developers about it. It is NOT a problem with 
the Jabber protocol itself, and really has nothing to do with Jabber.

>  UTF8 byte stream --> unicode --> native byte stream
>  UTF8 byte stream --> native byte stream
>  which is right above?

Either one. UTF8 is just a compressed (8-bit) version of Unicode, there 
is no difference in meaning between them. (Those who say there is should 
provide some evidence instead of simply telling us to "search the web".) 
Since you're working in Java, this doesn't matter to you anyway. Java 
has excellent support for Unicode. You just do your work in Unicode, and 
talk to the server in UTF-8, and let the various non-Java clients 
translate to and from their platforms' native encodings.

Can we PLEASE move onto something else now? I'm sure there are better 
forums for endlessly discussing bugs in specific clients.


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