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problem base64 encoding the 3 hex bytes E2 80 A9

 
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Hi there,
I am having problems when I base64 encode a file that contains the 3 hex bytes E2 80 A9. When I decode the file I get the hex byte 3F.

Can some shed some light?

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Show us your code. What are you using to do the Base64 encoding and decoding?

(This question isn't really an Advanced Java question).
 
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Thanks for your help,

The classes below are the ones that I am using to do the encoding and the decoding.

[ May 11, 2007: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
 
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So you wrote your own Base64 encoder and decoder?

Is there a special reason why you wrote this yourself; why don't you use a well-tested library like Apache Jakarta Commons Codec?

If you encode and decode something and the result is different from the input, then there's obviously a bug somewhere in your code. Use a debugger to step through your code and see if it is doing what you expect it to do. You could also put System.out.println(...); statements in your code to print the value of variables at strategic places to see if the program is doing what you expect it to do.
 
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Thanks for your advice,
I am using the Apache Jakarta Commons Codec and the problem has disappeared.
 
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