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Re: Standardizing on UTF8 internally isn't enough

From: Martin Hauner <martin.hauner_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2007-07-20 22:28:53 CEST


Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> On 7/17/07, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels@gmail.com> wrote:
>> This problem could be solved to by adding the ICU lib as a dependency
>> and change all path comparisons to use the ICU normalform agnostic
>> comparison routines.
> I am pretty much against the idea of adding a *required* 39MB (~10MB
> gzip'd) library that isn't widely available as a requirement to run
> SVN.
> [..]
> Why can't we just do input validation ourselves? This is clearly a
> very specific corner case and one we can detect quite trivially (i.e.
> look for the chars that only exist in normalization form D).

When i stumbled on this problem, i found a MacOSX api call for
converting from X to Y. Can't remember what was X and Y but if i
remember correctly it would help here. I'll try to find it again...

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