[Mono-devel-list] RE: patch for: Non ASCII characters infilenames/ command line parameters

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Wed Oct 22 15:40:03 EDT 2003


> The filename is *always* encoded as UTF8, regardless of the system 
> locale. Using the current locale may be a bad idea, but that's what
> major distributions do today (in our case SuSE). And if we want to 
> run our applications on customer's systems we have to support that.

Do you need the filename to actually reflect an encoded name?  Is this
something that the user will be exposed to?

I have the same situation here, Red Hat 9 changed the defaults to do
UTF-8 encoding, but all my existing files are using latin1 encoding, so
it is pretty ugly.


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