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Re: [1.7] Proposal: the filename encoding in C locale uses UTF-8 instead of SO/UTF-8
On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 3:22 PM, Corinna Vinschen
OK, got it. So Mr. Iwamuro's proposal is that Cygwin ignore the
locale setting, and just automatically convert the Windows UTF-16
filenames to UTF-8 (and back) no matter what.
That seems rife with possible confusion, though. If I have my codepage
set to ISO-2022 and paste in a filename, I expect it to be interpreted
as ISO-2022, not as UTF-8 (which will probably fail with an invalid
OTOH, the SO/UTF-8 hack would seem to bode ill for the portability of,
say, tar archives created under Cygwin.
Mark J. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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