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With Mono 4.4.0 (Stable 22.214.171.124/81f38a9 Thu Apr 28 13:08:13 UTC 2016) (64-bit), the program always fails if it tries to initialize a class where a static field of non-UTF8 Encoding is declared. For example,
public class TestClass
private static readonly Encoding encoding = Encoding.GetEncoding ("GB2312");
When the program starts, the following error occurs:
System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'TestClass' threw an exception. ---> System.NotSupportedException: No data is available for encoding 936.
at System.Text.Encoding.GetEncoding (Int32 codepage) <0x7f9fa8614510 + 0x0053b> in <filename unknown>:0
With Mono 126.96.36.199 (stable), there's no problem like this.
This is most likely dup of #39237
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 39237 ***