[1.7] Proposal: the filename encoding in C locale uses UTF-8 instead of SO/UTF-8

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Wed May 13 14:54:00 GMT 2009

> - why do you need to touch the filename at all? I haven't read all of it. Is
> the UTF-16 on disk and we need to work around UTF-16 being intractable as C
> string?

Yes. If you simply treated each UTF-16 symbol as two chars, you'd get
unintended NULs and slashes. For starters, the upper halves of all
ISO-8859-1 characters are NUL in UTF-16. And even without that, the
resulting filenames would be completely unusable.


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