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From "Gary Gregory (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CODEC-58) Character set used by Base64 not documented
Date Fri, 16 Nov 2007 17:59:43 GMT


Gary Gregory commented on CODEC-58:

This will happen much quicker if you submit a patch with your request ;-)

> Character set used by Base64 not documented
> -------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CODEC-58
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Codec
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
>            Reporter: Pepijn Schmitz
>            Priority: Minor
> The Javadoc for the Base64 class does not document which character set is returned by
encode() and expected by decode(). The RFC specifies "characters", not "bytes" as the result
of the encoding, and yet Base64 returns bytes. It should provide complete information as to
how to convert these bytes to and from Strings. I assume the character set used is ASCII,
but that should be made explicit in the Javadoc.

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