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Re: Fw: Re: 8-bit chars

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Thu Dec 11 2003 - 21:08:00 GMT
On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 12:40:25PM -0800, John Angel wrote:
> > But that would not work if you have documents of different encodings.
> > The index itself has to be one encoding.  That's why I was saying that
> > iconv could be used with a configuration setting to say what 8-bit
> > encoding to use.
> Why it wouldn't work with different encodings? 

All the data in the index has to be of the same encoding.
Can't very well index your window-1250 F0 character (a "d" with a line
through it) and an 8859-1 F0 character ("eth, Icelandic") in the same
index.  They are different characters.

Bill Moseley
Received on Thu Dec 11 21:08:25 2003