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Re: Let's discuss about unicode compositions for filenames!

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:14:21 +0100

On 07.02.2012 15:00, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 02:43:19PM +0100, Branko Čibej wrote:
>> The client-side mapping table is a more general solution, if a
>> lot harder to implement.
>> But it brings additional benefits in that we could use it to, e.g.,
>> transliterate characters that are allowed by some file systems, but not
>> by others; for example, on Unix, file names may contain colons, but they
>> can't on Windows. We could even use the mapping table to decorate local
>> files that differ only in case on case-insensitive file systems.
> These additioanl benefits are great. But to avoid misunderstandings
> I'd like to point out that they are of course not required to get
> the unicode NFD/NFC problem fixed. In the context of the unicode
> NFD/NFC issue, the mapping table exists only to provide backwards
> compatibility.

Yes, of course.

-- Brane
Received on 2012-02-07 16:14:59 CET

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