From: Raymond Mercier (RaymondM@compuserve.com)
Date: Sat May 31 2003 - 13:21:16 EDT
Before I am accused of being altogether OT I will try to answer a couple of
>>The name of the ZIP archive is not relevant: you don't really need to
internationalize it, and can restrict it to ASCII with a classic .zip or
Someone using the Chinese or Russian Win2000 would naturally name files
with Chinese or Russian characters. He hasn't chosen to "internationalize".
He just has a right to function within that part of the Unicode universe of
filenames that he happens to occupy.
>>Zip files should have no problems to contain files with UTF-8 names.
For example a Cyrillic filename U+444.doc, becomes in
UTF-8 ΏΡ„.doc. Neither is accepted by WInzip.
In writing a program like Winzip there is barrier to the use of fileopening
routines with wide-byte characters. All the API routines are defined so as
accept that. It is just that programmers have been rather lazy about it.
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