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Re: Add a predicate for canonical file name


From: Kalle Olavi Niemitalo
Subject: Re: Add a predicate for canonical file name
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2016 02:07:41 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/23.0.51 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>   > ‚ÄčA further wrinkle arises from Unicode normalization.  IIRC Linux uses 
> NFC,
>   > MacOS uses NFD.
>
> Do you mean Linux, the kernel, or GNU/Linux, the operating system?
> I would suppose that Linux has no reason to concern itself with this
> question.

Linux cares about it when reading file names from Apple's HFS+
file system.  I think the file names are stored as NFD on disk
and the hfsplus_readdir function converts them to NFC, except I'm
not sure the conversion entirely matches Unicode specifications.



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