i18n question.

Alexander Bokovoy a.bokovoy at sam-solutions.net
Wed Mar 10 09:29:26 GMT 2004

On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:12:26AM +0100, Peter Waechtler wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 9. M?rz 2004 13:56 schrieb Benjamin Riefenstahl:
> > Mac OS X uses de-composed UTF-8 for the file system.  This is a fixed,
> > non-changeable constant (which otherwise is a good thing IMO).  The
> > de-composition is enforced by the Mac OS X kernel.
> >
> Out of curiosity: can you tell one advantage of using decomposed UTF8
> on MacOSX? I can't, and if it has none.. just complicates the things
> because you have to 'look backwards' to get the multibyte sequence.
There is no choice on MacOS X --- Apple uses decomposed UTF-8 for a long
time for both file system and system calls. So it is not a matter of
chosing between decomposed/composed UTF-8. It is a fact we have to deal

/ Alexander Bokovoy
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