From: Kenneth Whistler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 23 2004 - 21:33:05 EST
Dipti Srivastava asked:
> If I set my LC_TYPE to en_US.UTF8 do I need to convert the non-Ascii
> characters like
> '\' in the filename for functions like open, etc.
'\' *is* an ASCII character. 0x5C in ASCII to be exact. It is
also 0x5C in UTF-8, so no (other) conversion is required.
UTF-8 is designed so that all ASCII characters (0x00..0x7F) have
exactly the same values in UTF-8. This is precisely so that
existing protocols and library functions will continue to work correctly
with it for all ASCII character values.
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