From: Raymond Mercier (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jun 06 2007 - 15:25:25 CDT
>>In this case, converting ISO 8859-1 to ASCII by "removing accents".
>>I'm sure there are many options, as well as much opinion against doing
A related question concerns the many programs that will not accept a file
name that deviates from 'pure' ascii. Even the latest Winzip will not open a
file that has a name like ṇ.zip, and nor will the Hex Workshop. If you try
to open αβγδ.zip Winzip reads it as αβ?d.zip. Although the latest Adobe
Reader (8.0) will cope, the previous version 7 would not. The latest Adobe
will even open 晦.pdf.
As a programmer I know that it is no big deal to accomodate such file names,
and yet software developers are very slow to catch on.
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