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Re: cyg1.7 - DOS character remapping: change request.

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 03:56:16PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Nov 30 15:33, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>> Andy Koppe wrote:
>> >2009/11/29 Linda Walsh:
>> They are actually listed in all CJK character sets (checking i18n
>> data). Whether this was really used or not, it makes their view as
>> "presentation forms" weaker.
>> >>_I_ use those [wide ASCII chars] in filesnames,
>> >>and know of no compatibility problems having them
>> >>treated as 'real' ascii characters under cygwin --
>> >>since I am just using them for 'display' purposes
>> >>in file names like like "Music:the group:title 1/3".
>> >Sounds like you've found a good solution there already. The wide forms
>> >show up correctly in Explorer, Cygwin, and via Samba, don't they?
>> >
>> >To make them more convenient to use, you could add them to your
>> >keyboard layout using Microsoft's Keyboard Layout Creator, e.g. with
>> >AltGr+':' for the wide colon.
>> Sounds like a good proposal. On the other hand, I can also understand Linda.
>> Trying to conciliate, what about a $CYGWIN option to map pathname
>> ":" to filesystem fullwidth "???" etc?
>> To meet concerns of unambigous filename representation, it could
>> also be a one-way option, so mapping back filesystem "???" to
>> itself, and the Interix code to ASCII ":".
>Definitely not for 1.7.1, and from my POV this complicates the code
>unnecessarily in the long run as well.



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