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Re: utf-8 and cygwin

Mariusz Wodzicki wrote:
I would like to reopen the discussion about utf-8 support in cygwin.

SIXTEEN months passed since there were some exchanges about it
on the cygwin mail list.

The lack of support for filenames with non-Latin1 characters is
currently the MOST SEVERE LIMITATION of cygwin in my opinion.

Due to the international nature of internet more and more of us
are getting all sorts of files with utf-8 filenames.

In presence of such files in our file systems, all the basic
commands are broken (ls, cp, mv, diff, rsync, et cetera).

This becomes more and more annoying with every passing day.

What is the current situation? When can we expect that
this problem gets resolved?

Work is going on in CVS (the eventual 1.7.x series) to handle long file names/paths. This will enable Unicode internally at least. Check out CVS and lend a hand if you're able.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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Holliston, MA 01746


A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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