[aprssig] Unicode in APRS messages
info at sartrack.co.nz
Sun May 11 01:10:19 CDT 2014
I am currently adding internationalisation to my SARTrack program (
http://www.sartrack.co.nz ), and have volunteers in various countries
doing translations for me.
Up to this point, I never attempted to use Unicode for APRS messaging
during transfer via APRS servers.
I have now added UTF8 encoding/decoding to the TCP interface... And this
works perfectly when I use my own program, while testing on a 'aprsc'
based server. Russian and other languages with 'funny' characters now
come out correctly on the other side.
However, when I tested it with the APRS client 'AGWTracker', garbage
I would like to know how other APRS clients deal with this issue, and
what Encoding (if any) is being used to transfer Unicode APRS packets
And how this type of data is dealt with, when it must be transfered over
the radio, as this is obviousely ASCII/ANSI based...
Bart ZL4FOX / PA2FOX
SARTrack Developer and CEO
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