recognizing asciiz, utf ...

newbee newbee at
Fri Mar 13 12:38:04 PDT 2009

Jarrett Billingsley Wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 3:04 PM, newbee <newbee at> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > How does one check for asciiz, utf ...?
> > I do get a buffer with characters as parameter in a function, but i don’t know if it is asciiz or utf or wchar. Is it possible to find out in dmd1 and dmd2?
> >
> > Any help is appreciated.
> How are you getting this buffer?  What type is it, char[]?  D strings
> are supposed to be Unicode, always.  If you read the data in from a
> file, there's little to no guarantee as to what encoding it is (unless
> it started with a Unicode BOM).
> If you have a zero-terminated char* that a C function gives you, you
> can turn it into a D string with std.string.toString (Phobos) or
> tango.stdc.stringz.fromStringz (Tango).

i get it from a tcp buffer and do not know in advace if it is char[], asciiz or wchar. is it possible to check for that?

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