[1.7] Proposal: the filename encoding in C locale uses UTF-8 instead of SO/UTF-8
Wed May 13 16:00:00 GMT 2009
On May 13 11:41, Jason Pyeron wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 10:30:
> > On May 12 19:37, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >> On May 13 02:29, IWAMURO Motonori wrote:
> >>> I propose that the filename encoding in C locale uses UTF-8 instead
> >>> of SO/UTF-8.
> >>> There are three reasons:
> >> That's an interesting thought. Do you have a patch and, if so, did
> >> you try it? Does it, for instance, help for the issue reported in
> >> the thread starting at
> > http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2009-05/msg00245.html?
> > After examining the issue Lenik reported in the above thread,
> > I'm at a loss how to solve this problem in a generic way.
> I may be dense, as all of my internationlization experience was from the late
> 90's. But in my experience the only solution for this is a cognizant effort on
> behalf of the user (or admin).
> > Any better ideas?
> Not necessarily better, but here is a chart:
> Sys: App: function expects/returns
> NULL: NULL: UTF-8
> C/UA: NULL: UTF-8
> NULL: C/UA: UTF-8
> C/UA: C/UA: UTF-8
> SPEC: NULL: System Locale
> SPEC: C/UA: UTF-8
> NULL SPEC: Application Locale
> C/UA: SPEC: Application Locale
> SPEC: SPEC: Application Locale
What I just implemented basically matches the above, except for
SPEC: NULL: System Locale
This will also use UTF-8.
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