On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 9:57 AM, Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com> wrote:
2017-04-25 12:34 GMT-04:00 Chris Barker <chris.barker@noaa.gov>:
> I am totally euro-centric,
But Shift-JIS is not one-byte; it's two-byte (unless you allow only
half-width characters and nothing else). :-)

bad example then -- are their other non-euro-centric one byte per char encodings worth worrying about? I have no clue :-)
This I don't understand. As far as I can tell non-Western-European
filenames are not unusual. If filenames are a reason, even if you're
euro-centric (think Eastern Europe, say) I don't see how latin1 is a
good choice.

right -- this is the age of Unicode -- Unicode is the correct choice.

But many of us have data in old files that are not proper Unicode -- and that includes filenames.



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