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Accumulo >> mail # dev >> Setting Charset in getBytes() call.

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Re: Setting Charset in getBytes() call.
> UTF-8 should always be present (according to the JLS), and as a multi-byte
> format should be able to encode any character that you would need to.

UTF-8 cannot encode arbitrary data. All data that we store in accumulo
is not characters. A safe encoding to use as a pass through when you
don't know if you are dealing with characters is ISO-8859-1 since we know
that we can make the round trip from bytes to string to bytes without loss.