Subject: Re: Unicode support in kernel
To: Noriyuki Soda <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/15/1999 10:43:14
Noriyuki Soda wrote:
> > Why not pretend, for the purposes of creating new files, that the
> > "codepage-dependent-codeset" is UCS-2 too?  I.e. require userland to
> > always supply new filenames in UCS-2?
> Since it makes the filesystem unusable from Windows.
> Note that only one codepage-dependent-codeset can be used per
> system on Windows 9x. (not per file-system, but all filesystems on
> that system.)

The point IMHO is that the kernel would take care about recoding
the filename from UCS-2 or UTF-8 into the codepage-dependant-codeset
used natively by the filesystem.

Jaromir Dolecek <>
"The only way how to get rid temptation is to yield to it." -- Oscar Wilde