Re: Medievalist ligature character in the PUA

From: Julian Bradfield (
Date: Mon Dec 14 2009 - 14:26:16 CST

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    On 2009-12-14, Peter Edberg <> wrote:
    > On Dec 14, 2009, at 10:30 AM, Leo Broukhis wrote:
    >> On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 9:50 AM, John H. Jenkins <> wrote:
    >>> And should an OS treat "My file" and "My file" as the same file name?
    >> This problem is with us already (on Apple systems, of all things).
    >> MacOS X decomposes Cyrillic Й and Ё in file names and treats файл and
    >> файл as the same file name
    > Which seems appropriate, since they are canonically equivalent.
    >> Windows and Linux don't.
    > So the question is, why not?

    For the very obvious reason that the system locale may not be utf-8.
    I'm sure someone can come up with an example of two utf-8 canonically
    equivalent strings that both make (different) sense in some other

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