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Re: Problems with accents in filenames

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-11-24 16:09:18 CET

kfogel@collab.net writes:
> Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> writes:
> > > I think Vincent knows this, and that what he means by "somewhat
> > > compatible" is that for some strings in some languages, the UTF-8
> > > encoding and the UTF-16 encoding will be exactly the same sequence of
> > > bytes.
> >
> > That honestly sounds *very* unlikely: In particular that would mean
> > that those strings do not contain any ASCII characters.
>
> Oh? I must have misunderstood how UTF-16 works, then. (And Vincent
> should clarify for himself what he meant, I guess.)

Heh. Yes, sorry, a moment's reflection made it obvious to me what
braino this was; I was confusing the UTF-16 encoding with certain
multi-octet sequences in UTF-8, which is entirely different.

Sorry for any confusion I may have caused.

-Karl

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