How to convert a string from one encoding to another

I have a string in one known encoding and I need to convert it to another.

How to do this most easily?
Thanks for thy help, Hooker
2/27/2004 4:31:55 PM 91979 articles. 4 followers. Follow

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Can you state the "encodings" you are using? There are a number of types.
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2/27/2004 7:13:42 PM
Thanks for your interest.

Well, I will explain the entire problem:
- In some database I have a string value of which I know that it is in encoding with codepage 1250 (for example).
- In another database I have another string value of which I know that it is in encoding with codepage 852.
I need to compare these strings whether they are equal.
Do you have any idea how to do that??
Thanks for any clue!
2/27/2004 8:02:11 PM
There is no such thing in the .NET framework as encoding on the string object. On a byte[], yes, but not on string. This means that your .NET database providers should give you equivalent strings: they should do the transcoding to the universal .net unicode strings and you should have no problem comparing them.

I could tell you how to convert a byte[] from one encoding to another, but it just does not make sense on a .net string.
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2/28/2004 12:07:19 AM
Thanks for explanation, at least I know it can't be done this way.

BTW: I found out that the strings are originally read from some file and then stored in the database and the problem was that the file had 852 encoding but was read as though it was 1250. Then the strings did not make sense.
Thanks, bye, Hooker
2/28/2004 9:22:46 AM

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