Subject: Re: Unicode support in kernel
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 10/15/1999 03:51:35
> Why do you need Unicode support in the kernel? The tables are a
>lot of crap to stow in the kernel.
> The Mac OS X filesystem API's are all still char*. What we do is
>we treat char* strings as UTF8. Read Unicode from disk as UTF8 and
>present that to userland. Higher-level toolbox calls deal with the
>translation buisiness in user space.
I prefer this way (no kernel modification for charset conversion,
do it in userland). Unicode does not solve problem for everybody,
as a matter of fact most Japanese and Chinese text are exchanged
in non-Unicode encoding.
So please do not hardcode something to Unicode.