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Re: Unicode directory entries

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_zwingli.cygnus.com>
Date: 2001-02-16 17:24:35 CET

Another problem with that text (defining how Unicode should be used in
filenames) is that it places the onus on the caller to put the name in
the right form. The filesystem doesn't actually check the form. As a
consequence, if somebody does it the wrong way, you get a mess. The
comment places the blame outside the filesystem, but that doesn't help
the poor user.

So the filesystem should either check that the filenames are properly
decomposed, or normalize them itself. The latter would be the easist
to use, but more work.

Surely there are libraries for this. But I don't know where they are.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:22 2006

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