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From Nikola Petrović <>
Subject problems with base64, ascii and php
Date Thu, 28 Aug 2008 22:54:13 GMT
Hello all,
I have a problem with base64 codec and encoding ascii characters. Here`s the code:
int ok=0, bad=0;
                for(int i=128; i<256; i++){
                        char c = (char)i;
                        str = "" + c;
                        String enc = new String(Base64.encodeBase64(str.getBytes()));
                        String dec = new String(Base64.decodeBase64(enc.getBytes()));
                        if(str.equals(dec)) ok++;
                        else bad++;
                System.out.println("ok: " + ok);
                System.out.println("bad: " + bad);

I get this:
ok: 80
bad: 48

So, simple encoding and decoding of ascii chars > 128 doesn`t work for me. Is there some
I tried this on os x, java5 and java6, doesn`t work, and on java6 on solaris pc it does. That
confuses me totally :)

The other part of the problem is probably linked to this one. I`m trying to encode a string
in my java code, and decode it in some php code that I use. Is that possible? I guess since
base64 is a standard it should work, and yet it doesn`t on os x, nor on solaris :(   Maybe
it is linked somehow to the ascii char problem?


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