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Re: Problems with accents in filenames

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2003-11-24 02:16:16 CET

Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn@vinc17.org> writes:

> No, this won't cause any problem if the UTF-8 encoding is always chosen.

You keep avoiding my question. I have "foo\xe9" on disk. I want to
use "foo\xe9" as a filename. How do I do that if you impose UTF-8?

> ROX-Filer (and GNOME applications) chose to encode the filenames in
> UTF-8. If you are not convinced, try...

I used Gnumeric and put foo into the File->Save... dialog

  $ LANG=en_GB gnumeric
  $ ls | od -tx1 | head -1
  0000000 66 6f 6f e9 2e 67 6e 75 6d 65 72 69 63 0a

That's 8859-1.

  $ LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 gnumeric
  $ ls | od -tx1 | head -1
  0000000 66 6f 6f c3 a9 2e 67 6e 75 6d 65 72 69 63 0a

That's UTF-8.

Gnumeric behaves like Subversion. I am not going to discuss this

Philip Martin
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Received on Mon Nov 24 02:16:51 2003

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