H5P_SET_CHAR_ENCODING sets the character encoding used for the names of links (which provide the names by which objects are referenced) or attributes created with the property list
Valid values for
encoding include the following:
For example, if the character set for the property list
plist_id is set to
H5T_CSET_UTF8, link names pointing to objects created with the link creation property list
plist_id will be encoded using the UTF-8 character set. Similarly, names of attributes created with the attribute creation property list
plist_id will be encoded as UTF-8.
ASCII and UTF-8 Unicode are the only currently supported character encodings. Extended ASCII encodings (for example, ISO 8859) are not supported. This encoding policy is not enforced by the HDF5 library. Using encodings other than ASCII and UTF-8 can lead to compatibility and usability problems.
Note that H5P_SET_CHAR_ENCODING sets the character set used for an HDF5 link or attribute name while
H5T_SET_CSET sets the character set used in a character or string datatype.