[Project_owners] Convert a windows-1251 encoded string into a UTF-8 string

Neil neil at parkwaycc.co.uk
Tue Jul 19 14:46:51 EDT 2005


Didier Ernotte wrote:

>I want to display in a textbox a windows-1251 encoded string that comes from the source of a web page (loaded from an XmlHttpRequest object). I guess I have to encode it into a UTF-8 string before displaying it in a textbox (direct display shows me garbage).
>
JavaScript uses UTF-16, not UTF-8. The XMLHttpRequest object already 
tries to decode the document using the appropriate character set. If you 
are getting the wrong character set then the server's configuration may 
be incorrect.


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