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Back in January I was talking about the new compiler error C4819 and how the compiler detected invalid characters.
And anyone who has been reading here knows that the reverse solidus is always the path separator, even when it looks like a yen or a won.
So among the so-called 'ANSI' code pages, ASCII (0x00 - 0x7f) will roundtrip 100% of the time.
How many "invalid" slots are there in the 'ANSI' code pages in the 0x80 - 0xff range, exactly?
Let's take a look at the Windows code pages:
There you have it. Code page 1256 is the only one that is guaranteed to be able to roundtrip every single code point without losing any of the bytes....
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So it all started in a conversation with some of the folks from the SQL Server team when I was at PASS.
The short internal links are dead...
Yes, six years later, they moved everything. You have to go the new site to find them now....