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

From: chth
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Trying out the new escaping version...
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 16:02:46 +0100

> 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.

It is prepared to use utf-8 in future, but you got it right, there is
still alot to do to make tla unicode aware. Until then it is limited to
7bit ascii. Just go ahead and code the stuff or wait for it (or fund
some development on that issue).


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