Subject: Re: fs transcoding, was Re: Unicode support in iso9660.
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/22/2004 17:19:02
On Mon, 22 Nov 2004, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> Making it possible for the file system to self-describe.  The "what we've 
> got" part of the equation.  Legacy file systems that don't specify this can 
> continue their free-for-all wrt. encoding that makes this problem difficult 
> to solve.  New file systems will have a reasonable default encoding (UTF-8), 
> and it can be set at newfs time to an alternate encoding or "none" (i.e. the 
> legacy case).

I admit I didn't follow the whole discussion, but, can you please explain 
why we move encoding-handling into the kernel, and not leave it at the 

How do other systems handle this?

  - Hubert

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