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Created by Claudia L on 2011-03-01 10:21:34 Back to Topics

Character encoding standard for files?

Hi all.

What is the (default) character encoding standard for the IS-IDEC and IS-XML files?

ANSI (ISO 8859-1) or UTF-8 ?

The latest IS-IDEC PAX samples came with different encoding standards (Non-Sampling was ANSI encoded and Samplig was Unicode encoded).

Thanks,
Claudia (LH)

Replied by Ashley H on 2011-03-23 16:42:57

Dear Claudia,

 

From an encoding perspective, files received by IS should contain ASCII characters (ASCII dec 32 to 126) and should not contain non-printable or control characters.

 

System will not support ASCII (dec 0-31) and (dec 127-255) character set. In case they are found, SIS will reject the entire file.

Best regards


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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 4:17 PM
Subject: Character encoding standard for files?

Hi all.

What is the (default) character encoding standard for the IS-IDEC and IS-XML files?

ANSI (ISO 8859-1) or UTF-8 ?

The latest IS-IDEC PAX samples came with different encoding standards (Non-Sampling was ANSI encoded and Samplig was Unicode encoded).

Thanks,
Claudia (LH)

Replied by Claudia L (Lufthansa) on 2011-03-24 06:54:05
Hi Ashley,
 
thanks for the reply.
 
This does not correspond with IATA's test file for IS-IDEC sampling files from February though (PAX_Sampling_IS-IDEC_Input_File.dat). These were encoded in UTF-8 (Unicode). Please double check and advise.
 
An additional question is: What are the default line break characters for the IS-IDEC format?
  • Unix-Style (Code Hex: 0x0a, Escape-Sequenz \n),
  • Windows-Style (Code Hex: 0x0d 0x0a, Escape-Sequenz \r\n) or
  • Mac OS (Code Hex: 0x0d, Escape-Sequenz \r)

Thanks
Claudia (LH)

 
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