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Re: Skip filename recoding tests on MS-Windows

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: Skip filename recoding tests on MS-Windows
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2022 18:41:34 +0100

On Sun, Oct 23, 2022 at 08:13:24PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > I am pretty sure that this file is correctly generated, I guess that
> > מ corresponds to the same octet than î in latin1, which is 0xEE unless I
> > missed something, and your codepage would be Windows-1255, maybe?
> Yes, it is.
> > So, there seems to be no trouble creating a correctly encoded file name
> > which, if interpreted as ISO-8859-1 gives the correct binary string.
> Yes.  I think the problem is not in generating the file name, it is in
> using that file later.

Is the filesystem on Windows not usually NTFS which stores filenames in
UTF-16?  So the file would be created with some UTF-16 name, even if it
appears to programs in some 8-bit encoding depending on the code page.
It seems relevant what the file name actually created is.  If it is not
created with the correct name then it would not be possible to open it.

Is it possible for you to find the "included_latמn1.texi" file in the
Windows file explorer and check what its name really is?

I'm really doubtful that these tests can be made to work - if you are
limited to an 8-bit encoding that is not Latin-1, how are tests using
Latin-1 only characters going to work?  It seems easier for all involved
to skip these tests.

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