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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Increasing the filename space (Or: begging for trou

From: Aaron Bentley
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Increasing the filename space (Or: begging for trouble?)
Date: 03 Feb 2004 11:34:45 -0500

On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 11:10, Johannes Berg wrote:
> > It means that patch logs, the output of `inventory', etc. will have a
> > peculiar encoding form -- users are free to put UTF-8 into headers or
> > body content that they write, but filenames will look odd.  That
> > problem, however, can be fixed by a thin-layer of transcoding on code
> > that spews these things for human consumption.
> Does this mean that all control stuff/filenames tla puts into logs and
> everywhere else will be 7-bit clean, and just look weird & escaped?
> I've been using UTF-8 in my logs for a while, but I don't think logs should
> necessarily be UTF-8; for some people their local charset will make more
> sense.

Ugh.  TLA has logs as files, not data.  So if the log file is written in
ISO-8859-2, TLA should not rewrite the file as UTF-8.  

Perhaps make-log should supply a Content-encoding header based on the
local character encoding?  

Or do we attempt to detect and reject files that aren't utf-8/ascii?


Aaron Bentley
Director of Technology
PanoMetrics, Inc.

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