Subject: Re: Unicode support in iso9660.
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/16/2004 13:00:08
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed

On Nov 16, 2004, at 11:39 AM, Martin Husemann wrote:

> For msdosfs, you still need the mount option to tell the kernel how to
> convert the on-disk format to  utf8. IMHO it does not make much sense 
> to let
> the kernel convert to users current locale imediately - so passing out 
> the
> data from kernel to userland in utf8 is a good idea.
> And the easiest thing to do for ffs is to interpret the stored data as 
> utf8
> always, which fits very well with Valerieys suggestion.

I agree completely that UTF-8 is the ideal conversion target for 
kernel<->userland interaction.  I *think* this is what Mac OS X does, 
as well.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>

content-type: application/pgp-signature; x-mac-type=70674453;
content-description: This is a digitally signed message part
content-disposition: inline; filename=PGP.sig
content-transfer-encoding: 7bit

Version: GnuPG v1.2.3 (Darwin)