Hi, I'm using CkCrypt2's
What it doesn't say is what the "etc" covers - what other encodings are allowed? If I specify "ascii", for instance, it returns what looks like an ascii string, but it is not a consistent length (I'd expect 32 chars for a 256 bit key length): the length can be anything from 1 to 32 chars before a null terminator is found.
Is there a list of exactly which encodings can be used for this function? I ideally want to get back an ascii encoded string, 32 chars in length...
asked Feb 01 '13 at 04:32
The list of encoding algorithms is the same as those listed for the CkCrypt2's EncodingMode property, which is "Base64", "modBase64", "Base32", "UU", "QP" (for quoted-printable), "URL" (for url-encoding), "Hex", "Q", "B", "url_oath", "url_rfc1738", "url_rfc2396", and "url_rfc3986".
In general, wherever an encoding string argument is specified, then any of these encodings can be used. If/when Chilkat adds a new encoding implementation to the API, it will automatically be available across-the-board in all API's that might have a method argument or property that specifies encoding.
PS> Don't confuse this kind of encoding with character encoding, which is a different subject. Character encodings, also known as charset's or code-pages, are things such as "utf-8", "iso-8859-1", "utf-16", "us-ascii", "ebcdic", etc.
answered Feb 01 '13 at 17:11