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From Branko Čibej <br...@e-reka.si>
Subject Re: Q to unix filesystem developers
Date Fri, 15 Apr 2011 01:04:53 GMT
On 15.04.2011 01:24, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
> On 4/14/2011 6:00 PM, Jonathan Leffler wrote:
>> Given that the second byte is in the range 0x40..0x7E (second para), and / is 0x2F,
>> shouldn't be a problem with Shift-JIS.  That's not to say there isn't another codeset
>> where there isn't a problem, but I don't think it is Shift-JIS and possibly not any
of the
>> main Japanese codesets.
> Looking at the references to the EUC and Big5 encodings, it seems similarly safe to
> assume 20-3F are always the expected ASCII representations, while 0x40-0x7E seem dicey.
> Thanks for this research, it saved me a ton of headaches!

This is what I remember from my messy days, too. Path handling would be
a nightmare othewise, it's bad enough for poor Windows lusers that \
gets displayed as ¥ :)

-- Brane

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