Re: Roundtripping in Unicode

From: Arcane Jill (
Date: Tue Dec 14 2004 - 06:50:43 CST

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    If I have understood this correctly, filenames are not "in" a locale, they
    are absolute. Users, on the other hand, are "in" a locale, and users view
    filenames. The same filename can "look" different to two different users. To
    user A (whose locale is Latin-1), a filename might look valid; to user B
    (whose locale is UTF-8), the same filename might look invalid.

    Is that right, Lars?

    If so, Marcin, what exactly is the error, and whose fault is it?


    -----Original Message-----

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    Behalf Of Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk

    Sent: 13 December 2004 14:59


    Subject: Re: Roundtripping in Unicode

    Using non-UTF-8 filenames in a UTF-8 locale is IMHO an error.

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