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[1.7] Proposal: the filename encoding in C locale uses UTF-8 instead of SO/UTF-8
- From: IWAMURO Motonori <deenheart at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 02:29:51 +0900
- Subject: [1.7] Proposal: the filename encoding in C locale uses UTF-8 instead of SO/UTF-8
I propose that the filename encoding in C locale uses UTF-8 instead of SO/UTF-8.
There are three reasons:
1. for the interoperability between Cygwin and various UNIX-like
systems (Linux, *BSD, Solaris, and so on).
UNIX-like systems treat the filename as 8bit byte array, and many
applications on the systems send or receive filename information
without locale. (mercurial, git, rsync, and so on).
2. UTF-8 is the only encoding that can treat multi languages.
3. Today, the default encoding of modern UNIX-like systems is UTF-8.
Please examine it.
IWAMURO Motnori <http://vmi.jp/>
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