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The � is stronger than the $

Keith Jones
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Joined: Oct 30, 2006
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I wanted to update a record in the data file in order to test my update method. The method works fine except when writing '�' (under hourly charge). This appears as a minus number when viewed. The reason is that although '$' is part of the ascii table us Brits aren't so lucky. i assume I'll have to use only dollars when writing to the file.

SCJP 1.4
Chulwoo Choi
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Joined: Apr 11, 2005
Posts: 65
The character encoding is 8 bit US ASCII for the field values. So you don't have to worry about the British pound symbol.

Keith Jones
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Joined: Oct 30, 2006
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I agree. Here's the link:
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