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

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2007-07-23 19:08:17 CEST

Matthias Wächter wrote:
> See one of my last posts about that. It's not only about
> normalization (NFC, NFD), as every Unicode string can be represented
> by _any number_ of different Unicode strings using nonprintable
> characters, direction reversing characters and so on. Just because
> most UI applications don't show mixed-direction strings in file
> names correctly doesn't mean that we have a good position ignoring
> that issue. Btw, these control characters and strings modified by
> them are _not_ covered by normalization at all.

That's all beside the point. Granted that Unicode contains features
aimed towards generalized text processing, that does not mean that a
filesystem (or Subversion) must use or support them. I mean -- language
codes in file names? Paragraph separators? Let's be realistic here.

If someone really wants to play around with such in file names, they can
untangle their own can of worms. What we're talking about in this thread
is breakage resulting from the use of common or garden accented
characters -- not even a mixture of Berber and Singali, I might point out.

-- Brane

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