Subject: Re: fs transcoding, was Re: Unicode support in iso9660.
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.org>
From: Ian Lance Taylor <email@example.com>
Date: 11/22/2004 21:32:50
Chapman Flack <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'd still be really interested in seeing what direction the Single UNIX Spec
> is taking on these issues; I haven't had time to really look yet.
I just checked SUSv3. It says nothing particularly useful.
"For a filename to be portable across implementations conforming to
IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, it shall consist only of the portable filename
character set as defined in Portable Filename Character Set.
The hyphen character shall not be used as the first character of a
portable filename. Uppercase and lowercase letters shall retain
their unique identities between conforming implementations. In the
case of a portable pathname, the slash character may also be used."
Portable Filename Character Set:
"The set of characters from which portable filenames are constructed.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 . _ -
The last three characters are the period, underscore, and hyphen