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Re: Umlaut problem on Mac (composed vs. decomposed UTF-8)

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_mit.edu>
Date: 2007-07-17 16:06:37 CEST

On 7/17/07, Marc Haisenko <haisenko@comdasys.com> wrote:
> Having dealt with the composed/decomposed problem on Macs myself in a script
> the last few days, I totally agree that SubVersion should support the
> composed/decomposed problem. As far as I know Mac OS X normalized to form D
> even if you feed form C. So it would be propably be the logical way to use
> form C in SubVersion code because we know it already behaves correct on at
> least Windows and Linux.

Can somebody give a brief overview of this issue from square one,
aimed at folks who aren't incredibly familiar with the details of
Unicode? If we're proposing adding a new dependency it would be nice
if more people understood the issue. (I gather it relates to the
question of whether u-with-umlaut is stored as a thingy that says "u
with umlaut" vs a thingy that says "the next letter has an umlaut"
followed by a "u".)


David Glasser | glasser_at_mit.edu | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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