On 2008-10-02 19:08, Fred Drake wrote:
On Oct 2, 2008, at 9:39 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
If you don't make a habit of borking your own filesystems with dodgy filenames, it runs fine.
I really hope the individuals making this argument are being facetious. I don't think this is the source of the problem at all.
FWIW: In Germany you run into those filename encoding problems all the time, esp. when using Windows shares on Unix.
It is not uncommon at all to have all user files reside in a user folder with accented characters or Umlauts.
And the story goes on: if you then have set Unix to a different locale (and encoding), it is possible to have Unix create file names on the Windows share that don't look right when viewed on other Windows machines.