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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Trying out the new escaping version...

From: Jan Hudec
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Trying out the new escaping version...
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 14:57:28 +0100
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On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 11:32:38 +0100, address@hidden wrote:
> Next: the escaped version still only accepts 7bit ascii [...]

I understand how hard it is to lift this. It would be extremely nice if
it could accept high characters. I mean \(U+0100) and higher, since
I have ISO-8859-2 encoding here. It, of course requires two things:

    1) Proper charset conversion to/from charset detected from locale.
    2) Some sane fallback what to do when a character can't be converted.

The second thing it the hardest part of it. I can imagine:
    a) It won't work with such filenames, that is you won't be able to
       checkout weird things if your locale does not support it
       (workaround -- LC_CTYPE=<something>.UTF-8 tla ...)
    b) It will not convert escapes that can't be converted. This would
       be very nice, but it disallows valid unicode escape sequences in
       filenames -- file '\(U+E1)' would be the same as file 'รก'.
Perhaps someone will get a better idea.

                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec 

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