Subject: Re: Unicode support in kernel
To: Noriyuki Soda <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/15/1999 19:34:32
On Fri, 15 Oct 1999, Noriyuki Soda wrote:

> > Apple actually has a lot of them. In hfs+, there is a bit field which
> > encodes which of Apple's translations have been used to generate unicode
> > names. That way reverse mappings (from unicode) are more likely to work,
> > and the system only needs to load the reverse mapping routines for code
> > sets which have been used.
> Is the bit field defined per filesystem? or, per directory entry?
> or something?

Per filesystem.

It's jsut a clue for MacOS so that it doesn't load unicode->locale mappers
which aren't needed. :-)

Take care,