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Re: cyg1.7 - DOS character remapping: change request.
On Nov 28 05:19, Eric Blake wrote:
> According to Linda Walsh on 11/28/2009 3:24 AM:
> > Any other standards group I know of is going UTF-8. All of the
> > linux distributions I know are going UTF-8. I'd like to see Cygwin
> > go that way too.
I don't understand this one. What on earth are you think we're doing?
Do you really understand the sense of the mapping?
> > But barring any other changes, I'd really, (like pretty please!)
> > like to see them mapped to their, reserved-visual, but semantically
> > impotent equivalents.
> Rather than complaining, write a patch to prove your point. Patches speak
> much louder than rants on open source projects. But I won't be the one
> writing the patch.
But that mapping doesn't make sense. Instead of mapping valid, but
forbidden characters into a range which doesn't contain valid
characters, the valid characters are then mapped onto other valid
characters. How are you going to ever map them back? When is a
FULLWIDTH QUOTATION MARK actually a QUOTATION MARK and not really a
FULLWIDTH QUOTATION MARK? You're covering perfectly valid characters
and make them unusable. Besides, we have not only to map the few
characters you're talking about, the U+f0XX range is also used to
map invalid UTF-8 chars.
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