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Jun 26, 2009, 09:32 PM
Hi there,

I've been really struggling against a very simple (seems to be) issue in the past 48 hours, so I guess I should ask for some tips here.

Here's the thing: I wanted to read a file using utf-8 encoding, and save the file content as a NSString. Here's my code:

DBPath = [NSString stringWithUTF8String:[[NSData dataWithContentsOfFile:filePath] bytes]];

Well, it can perfectly run without any warnings/errors, BUT it always produces a few more characters to the file content in the NSString.

For example, the file content may be: "/Users/myname/Document.doc", but the NSString seems to be "/Users/myname/Document.docame/Library/P" or something like that.

Some times, the NSString is simply "/Users/myname/Document.doc?" (with a question mark added to the end of the string).

So, could anyone give me some hint for this issue?

Thanks a lot in advance!

Jun 26, 2009, 11:13 PM
Try it like this

NSString *DBString = [NSString stringWithContentsOfFile: filePath
encoding: NSUTF8StringEncoding
error: nil];