From: Deborah Goldsmith (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 08 2004 - 20:57:04 CST
I think he's saying he wants to convert to NFC *from* Mac OS X data, in
which case the fact that Mac OS X's file system normalization is not
strict NFD doesn't really matter. Also, he says he's running on
Solaris, which would make it a tad difficult to call a Mac OS X API.
ICU should do the trick.
It's worth pointing out that there is no such thing as "precomposed
Unicode". Normalization form C (NFC) could be called "as precomposed as
possible." There are some sequences of Unicode that can only be
expressed using combining marks.
Internationalization, Unicode liaison
Apple Computer, Inc.
On Nov 8, 2004, at 5:17 PM, Markus Scherer wrote:
> Tay, William wrote:
>> Is there any C library available that converts the decomposed UTF-8
>> streams into the pre-composed equivalent?
> MacOS X does decompose filenames, but it does not use standard Unicode
> normalization (because it was
> designed before Unicode's normalization was finalized.) I suggest you
> search the mailing list
> archive for this list for more details. You probably need to use a
> MacOS system function.
> ICU has options for normalization (some defined with internal
> constants only) which may or may not
> match, or get close to, MacOS filename normalization:
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