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

Jörg Rosenkranz joergr at voelcker.com
Thu Oct 23 06:15:08 EDT 2003


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Miguel de Icaza [mailto:miguel at ximian.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 9:40 PM
> Do you need the filename to actually reflect an encoded name?  Is this
> something that the user will be exposed to?

The filename needs to be in the encoding configured on the user's 
system. We have no chance to avoid filenames with non ASCII 7 chars,
and there is also no chance to push the users to using UTF8 as encoding.
If the user creates an directory named "Müller" using our system he
doesn't see "Müller" when he accesses it using Samba or directly.
So this behaviour is exposed to the user.

> 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.

This is a problem until there is a encoding standard used by all
distributions. Until then we have to live with that problem :-|


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