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Re: Mac OS X: problems adding files with umlauts

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2006-07-07 10:19:11 CEST

On Friday 07 July 2006 09:02, Thomas Singer wrote:
> > That said, it is possible to write file names containing bytes that can't
> > decode as UTF-8.
> I can't believe that. Could you please give an reproducible example?

C++ code:

#include <fstream>
int main() {
  // the value 0xff and 0xfe must not occur in UTF-8 text
  char const filename[] = { 'i','n','v','a','l','i','d',0xff,0xfe,'\0' };
  std::ofstream out(filename);
  out << "aha!\n";

The thing is that, as Wilfredo said and whose attribution you snipped,
filenames are UTF-8 _by_ _convention_ and nothing enforces this.


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