[gs-bugs] [Bug 691133] invalid output/error when creating XMP metadata from UTF-16 strings

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Tue Feb 23 09:55:10 UTC 2010


------- Additional Comments From ken.sharp at artifex.com  2010-02-23 01:55 -------
This was caused by the ridiculous assumption in the decode_escape routine that
octal escapes would always be terminated by a non-numeric character, and this
condition was used to terminate a loop. In fact escaped octal values should
always be three digits (or less!), and this limit is now what is used. The old
code consumed numeric values ad infinitum until a non-numeric character was

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