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Re: case sensitivity questions - oh no!!

From: Martin Tomes <lists_at_tomes.org>
Date: 2005-07-25 10:21:57 CEST

John wrote:
> Branko ─îibej <brane <at> xbc.nu> writes:
>
>>a) Invent a "canonical" case-folding function that "works" in all locales
>
> I guess this doesn't always work because 'A' may convert to 'a' in English,
> but the same 'A' may convert to '&' or something in another language? But
> the same unicode capital A would be used in both char sets, so
> server-folding would be partial guesswork?

I think we are missing the real point here. What matters is how the
*client* does the case folding, and there is no guarantee that it will
do that correctly for the locale to the extent you describe. So, does
anyone know what Windows and MacOS/X do?

-- 
Martin Tomes
echo 'martin at tomes x org x uk'\
  | sed -e 's/ x /\./g' -e 's/ at /@/'
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