[RFC 959] FTP in ASCII mode

"Sandeep Srivastava" <sandeep.kumar.srivastava@gmail.com> Mon, 20 February 2006 13:24 UTC

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From: "Sandeep Srivastava" <sandeep.kumar.srivastava@gmail.com>
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Hi,

RFC 959, says that FTP supports two modes to transfer files -- ASCII and
Binary. Now, if I have a UTF-8 (or any other encoding) encoded text file,
containing, say Japanese characters, would it be correct to choose the
transfer mode as ASCII? And if I choose the transfer mode as ASCII, is there
a possibility that the content of the file on the receiving end is garbled?

In a nutshell, does ASCII mode means that only ASCII encoded text files are
supported?

Thanks,
Sandeep.
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