Subject: Re: fs transcoding, was Re: Unicode support in iso9660.
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
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?
NetBSD - Free AND Open! (And of course secure, portable, yadda yadda)