String is ASCII or UTF-8?

Richard Brodie R.Brodie at
Tue Mar 9 18:24:49 CET 2010

"C. Benson Manica" <cbmanica at> wrote in message 
news:98375575-1071-46af-8ebc-f3c817b47e1d at

>The strings come from the same place, i.e. they're exclusively
> normal ASCII characters.

In this case then converting them to/from UTF-8 is a no-op, so
it makes no difference at all. 

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