Subject: Re: Unicode support in iso9660.
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/22/2004 05:59:57
> It seems that all gtk2+ using applications (and this is a large
> number of applications) are supposed to assume that all path names
> are in UTF-8.

That seems rather severely broken, for any application that reads
filenames from the filesystem, since a lot of them will be used on
filesystems (like current NetBSD with ffs) that *are*
encoding-agnostic.  What are they supposed to do upon encountering a
pathname component containing an octet sequence which is not UTF-8?  I
can't think of _any_ action which isn't wrong in a substantial fraction
of the cases.

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