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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: =tagging-method and non-portable filenames

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: =tagging-method and non-portable filenames
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 17:56:04 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.1001 (Gnus v5.10.1) XEmacs/21.4 (Portable Code, linux)

>>>>> "John" == John Goerzen <address@hidden> writes:


    John> It appears that characters such as umlauts and other
    John> high-ascii or UTF-8 characters are also banned, though there
    John> is no escaping issues with them.

That's right.  There is no escaping issues with them until the world
agrees to use Unicode, and only Unicode.

It shouldn't be hard to come up with a patch that enables use of GR
octets.  On the Mac, where the OS only gives clients non-Unicode if
they explicitly ask for it, you should be safe.  Everybody else is
playing Russian roulette with their data if they use the patched
version of arch.

This doesn't help with the "system unsafe" characters like space,
slash, and so on.

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