cross-platform compress & decompress
alex at mindlube.com
Mon Dec 1 18:19:03 EST 2003
On Dec 1, 2003, at 4:19 PM, Mark Brownell wrote:
> I've read everything I can find in the archives and I'm wondering if
> anyone has solved the cross-platform compress & decompress problems. I
> would like to create a compressed text file on Mac X and open &
> decompress it on Windows, the same goes for make on Windows & open on
> Mac. I'm not sure but it looks like the different charSets for each OS
> seems to be the problem. Anyway when I try to open made on Mac in
> Windows the file is not recognized as being compressed. I've tried
> stripping the header before decompressing with no luck. Perhaps a
> cross-platform compress/decompress is in the works soon? I solved
> these charSet OS issues in cross-platform encryption by converting to
> numbers within the entire encryption/decryption process. This took the
> relative positions of the different chars in charSets out of picture
> until the final rendering takes place.
Would base64 encoding the content before compressing it be a suitable
workaround for the char set issues?
Is there a bugzilla # I can read to get up to speed on this bug?
Alex Rice <alex at mindlube.com> | Mindlube Software |
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