From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Nov 28 2005 - 22:09:05 CST
Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk <qrczak at knm dot org dot pl> wrote:
>> Whatever you guys decide, please let's not have any proposals to
>> "improve" UTF-8, or invent a mutant form of UTF-8, by giving it a way
>> to map these arbitrary byte sequences bijectively while
>> simultaneously retaining the existing properties of UTF-8.
> So how do you propose to map filenames to strings on Unix?
> I'm asking from the point of view of a runtime of a language which
> represents strings as sequences of code points. It has no power to
> change how Unix works, nor how people name their files.
Good question. I'm not sure I have an answer. I'm just saying that
creating a non-standard variant of UTF-8 that tries to preserve
non-UTF-8 sequences isn't the right way to go.
-- Doug Ewell Fullerton, California, USA http://users.adelphia.net/~dewell/
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