Subject: Re: Unicode support in iso9660.
To: SODA Noriyuki <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/19/2004 20:47:55
On Sat, Nov 20, 2004 at 04:34:29AM +0900, SODA Noriyuki wrote:
> Thus, if UTF-8 was only allowed for system call interface, all people
> except who only use US-ASCII got catastrophic results.

Well, there would be a flag day, we would have to think about find|iconv
conversion scripts for on-disk representations in FFS, but most other
stuff could be dealt with inside libc. Other toolchain runtime parts
would have to be adjusted too, of course.

> The way also conflicts with the locale concept that applications only
> have to use single codeset (i.e. the codeset of current locale).

That still would be true, but underneath libc would transform names
to the proper kernel representation.

(who has lots of file systems with non us-ascii filenames)