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

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent-svn_at_vinc17.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 02:41:36 +0100

On 2012-01-30 21:29:41 +0100, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 09:09:22PM +0100, Branko Čibej wrote:
> > Are you seriously proposing that we /support/ such broken, hackish
> > nonsense? How do you expect users to tell the difference between file
> > names that look identical on the character level, but are not on the
> > code point level?
> >
> > Supporting such hacks would only be a source of bug reports. I don't see
> > this as a desirable feature.
> The question is why you would want to break it now that it works.
> Because of HFS+? [...]

I think you mean because of Mac OS X. Indeed, unless this has changed,
with the Mac OS X Terminal, when a user types an accented character,
it is in NFD at the command line level. So, even if the user uses a
conventional file system that can store both NFC and NFD, the filename
will be in NFD, which will annoy Linux users.

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