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Posted: 09/08/2014 16:15:16
by Charles DeWeese (Standard support level)
Joined: 04/17/2008
Posts: 53

What method should be used to decode a X.509 certificate field value using the following string encoding?

"\x00R\x00E\x00B\x00E\x00X\x00 \x01\x0C\x00R\x00 \x00s\x00.\x00r\x00.\x00o\x00."

I need to transform this encoded string into a WideString or UTF-8.

Thank you for your time and any help is greatly appreciated.
Posted: 09/08/2014 16:44:53
by Eugene Mayevski (EldoS Corp.)

Unfortunately we don't have a parser for this format.

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski
Posted: 09/08/2014 17:24:09
by Charles DeWeese (Standard support level)
Joined: 04/17/2008
Posts: 53

Thank you for the update, would you happen to know the name for this type of text encoding?

I have seen this encoding used on quite a few X.509 certificates but its difficult to find anything more about it.
Posted: 09/08/2014 17:44:23
by Dmytro Bogatskyy (EldoS Corp.)


"\x00R\x00E\x00B\x00E\x00X\x00 \x01\x0C\x00R\x00 \x00s\x00.\x00r\x00.\x00o\x00."

It is an UTF-16 string which was copied to ansi string and then special characters (like #0) were encoded. For example: "\x00R" -> #0'R' (Ansi) -> 'R' (UTF-16)



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