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Re: SOLVED: Removed 1.5.25 and installed 1.7.0, but still cannot access filenames containing Unicode

On Nov  2 19:16, Andy Koppe wrote:
> 2009/11/2 Corinna Vinschen:
> >> >> You must not use characters
> >> >> in this range from U+f000 up to U+f0ff. ?There's no solution to this
> >> >> except for "don't use these characters in filenames if they are not
> >> >> explicitely written there by either Cygwin or Microsoft's SUA".
> >>
> >> Actually there is a possible solution: when translating a U+F0xx
> >> character, first check whether the xx byte really is illegal in the
> >> target charset. If it's not, it won't roundtrip correctly, so encode
> >> the U+F0xx as a ^X sequence instead. Doesn't seem worth the effort
> >> though.
> >
> > I was contemplating this over the weekend. ?I just applied a patch to
> > do this. ?I tested this with various filenames containing all sorts
> > of characters, including f000, which would represent an ASCII NUL, if
> > used wrongly.
> I've had a look at the patch. It improves roundtrip transparency for
> Windows filenames at the cost of reduced transparency for POSIX
> filenames.
> Single U+F0xx's are now fine, but sequences of them still will not
> necessarily roundtrip correctly, e.g., with a UTF-8 locale:
> U+F0C3 U+F084 -> 0xC3 0x84 -> U+00C4  ('Ä')
> And U+F0xx's on the POSIX side now won't roundtrip if they get mapped
> to single bytes on the way back, e.g:
> 0xEF 0x80 0x8A -> U+F00A -> 0x0A  (newline)
> 0xEF 0x81 0xBC -> U+F07C -> 0x7C (pipe)
> 0xEF 0x82 0x80 -> U+F080 -> 0x80 (invalid UTF-8)

Yes, you cannot have everything.  Keep in mind that U+F0xx sequences
with xx >= 0x80 are representing invalid multibyte bytes anyway.  It's
still not such a great idea to use the characters in this range for
anoher purpose.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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