What encoding scheme is used in last versions of ZIP archives(6.3.2+) and RAR archives(3.90+), including RAR5? UTF-8/16, ASCII or something else?

closed as off-topic by Steffen Ullrich, schroeder Feb 18 at 17:06

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this does not really seem to be about information security. Question about password algorithms would be, but which character encoding is used is not really a security aspect. – Steffen Ullrich Feb 18 at 15:52
  • And where should i post this question? The same reaction was on crypto stack exchange. – Setplus Feb 18 at 17:49
  • Sure, this has nothing to do with cryptography either. Given that you "just" want to know it and don't show a specific problem you want to solve with this knowledge there might be no appropriate stackexchange site at all (i.e. it is off-topic at stackoverflow.com too). You might need to dig into the relevant file format specifications yourself to find out. – Steffen Ullrich Feb 18 at 18:04

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