[tahoe-dev] Unicode issues review

zooko zooko at zooko.com
Tue Feb 17 09:31:35 PST 2009

On Feb 17, 2009, at 9:15 AM, Shawn Willden wrote:

> The problem with that is that there isn't necessarily any one  
> encoding that works.  It would be nice if all the file names in a  
> file system used the same encoding, but it isn't necessarily true.

Ugh -- you mean to tell me that the filesystem itself might not know  
what encoding a filename is in?  In that case, examining the  
directory with "ls" or a gooey file browser would show gibberish,  
right?  Unless "ls" or the gooey file browser is *guessing* what  
encoding this particular sequence of bytes is probably in.

Do any real systems do this?


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