unicode and dbf files

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Fri Oct 23 06:03:24 CEST 2009

John Machin wrote:
> On Oct 23, 7:28 am, Ethan Furman <et... at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
>>Greetings, all!
>>I would like to add unicode support to my dbf project.  The dbf header
>>has a one-byte field to hold the encoding of the file.  For example,
>>\x03 is code-page 437 MS-DOS.
>>My google-fu is apparently not up to the task of locating a complete
>>resource that has a list of the 256 possible values and their
>>corresponding code pages.
> What makes you imagine that all 256 possible values are mapped to code
> pages?

I'm just wanting to make sure I have whatever is available, and 
preferably standard.  :D

>>So far I have found this, plus variations:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/129631
>>Does anyone know of anything more complete?
> That is for VFP3. Try the VFP9 equivalent.
> dBase 5,5,6,7 use others which are not defined in publicly available
> dBase docs AFAICT. Look for "language driver ID" and "LDID". Secondary
> source: ESRI support site.

Well, a couple hours later and still not more than I started with. 
Thanks for trying, though!


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