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Re: console translator set without encoding

From: Thomas Bushnell BSG
Subject: Re: console translator set without encoding
Date: 21 Jan 2005 21:50:37 -0800
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Marcus Brinkmann <marcus.brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:

> Oh, sure.  The insanity starts if you talk about using "UTF-8" for
> things like filenames without being very exact in what you mean by
> that.  The implications of putting the complex system UTF-8 into a
> POSIX-like operating systems as they exist today are not well
> understood, and the resulting lose ends, conflicts, etc are not
> resolved as of today.

I agree that it's tough, and I agree 100% with your assessment of the
difficulty.  I'm just saying that I don't think it's insane; it's what
you have to do to support the actual complexity of the world.


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