Archive for June, 2005

Rant: ISO-8859-1 vs UTF-8: FIGHT

Friday, June 17th, 2005

So I ran into a problem today. Someone had an XML file with an Ñ in it, and the encoding was UTF-8. But, alas, the file encoding was actually ISO-8859-1.

What’s the difference? Start here to read about encoding types and Unicode. Then view some examples here.

What happens is that UTF-8 has strict high-bit format rules for “What constitutes a non-single-byte character” whereas ISO 8859-1 uses all 8 bits to produce 191 characters.

Rant: Oh Great

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

So there’s this new movie coming out, called Fantastic Four. This usually affects me very little, but right now, it’s kind of a problem.

for added points, check out where “jesus h christ” gets you at

The sad part is that by posting this, I’m only hurting myself.