Filenames with Win32 special characters (or: Interix filename compatibility)

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Mar 12 16:51:00 GMT 2008

On Mar 12 17:46, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Mar 12 09:37, Brian Dessent wrote:
> > Brian Dessent wrote:
> > 
> > > open/save/edit them normally with any app.  That is what intrigued me
> > > about \x0331, in that it translated to plain _ in cp1252 so that the
> > > files remained totally accessible to any app.
> > 
> > Wait.  What am I saying?  This conversion will only happen in one
> > direction, so of course when an ANSI app tries to open "A_B_C_.txt" it
> > will fail.  Why did I think that would work?  I could have sworn though
> > that I had a working testcase but now that I try it again it fails.
> Weird.  I could simply open and even save content to these files using
> Notepad.

Erm... I'm talking about the 0xf0xx filenames, not about the 0x0331
type...  In theory that shouldn't matter, though(*).


(*) Theory -> Windows -> Grain of Salt

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