From: Julian Bradfield (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Dec 14 2009 - 14:26:16 CST
On 2009-12-14, Peter Edberg <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Dec 14, 2009, at 10:30 AM, Leo Broukhis wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 9:50 AM, John H. Jenkins <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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