Filenames chars

Pierre A. Humblet
Mon Jun 14 14:53:00 GMT 2004

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jun 14 10:03, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> > Corinna,
> >
> > Do you understand why there is a call to OemToCharBuff in read_sd?
> > It's a very odd place for such a call. Why only there?
> > ChangeLog-2000 mentions handling of umlauts.
> As far as I remember, the call worked around a problem which happens
> in codepage:oem case.  In that case, the user enters filenames on the
> console in the OEM specific charset but the GetFileSecurity function
> always treats names as in ANSI charset without conversion.  That's the
> reason it's only used in read_sd.

But what happens then if the filename is not read from the console
but e.g. from a script? 

> We seem to have a similar problem now with NtCreateFile.  A conversion
> from oem into the system character set seems to be necessary.  The usual
> call to sys_wcstombs in str2buf2uni is apparently not quite ok.

Right. That's why I asked. I find all of that encoding very confusing.
[Un]fortunately, I can't test any of that.


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