[gdal-dev] Re: UTF-8 and CPLSetConfigOption

N. Farah nfarah at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 25 21:06:25 EST 2012

Great ! Thank you Frank for the prompt response.Noury FarahOn 12-02-25 02:28 PM, N. Farah wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a question about UTF-8 support per this rfc:
> http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/rfc30_utf8_filenames
> If UTF-8 is turned on, will the following calls assume that the passed strings
> are UTF-8 ?
> and the passed folder paths should be in UTF-8 ?
> CPLSetConfigOption( "GDAL_DATA", myDataFolder);
> and
> CPLSetConfigOption( "GDAL_PAM_PROXY_DIR", myTempFolder);
> Any clarification on this is appreciated.


Yes, these will be treated as UTF-8.

Note that the actual code handling these values doesn't do anything
special, but because the underlying functions that will receive the
composed values (ie. VSIFOpen()) expect UTF-8 then the values at the
higher level are also implicitly assumed to be UTF-8.

Best regards,
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