Never Handle non-Text Binary Data as a String

The bytes of a binary file, such as a JPG, PDF, etc. should never be treated as a string.  Loading a binary file into a string, and then saving back to a binary file will surely result in a different file that is corrupted.   This rule should be followed for all programming languages.  Don’t treat binary non-text bytes as […]

Chilkat Charsets (Character Encodings) Supported

In many places in the Chilkat API, there are properties or method arguments for a charset (also known as character encoding).  All acceptable and supported charset names are listed here.  (The vast majority are likely almost never used.) Before we list the names and the corresponding code pages, there are a few special values. “ansi” is a string that can […]