[Python-Dev] PEP 277 (unicode filenames): please review

Brian Quinlan brian@sweetapp.com
Tue, 13 Aug 2002 13:02:21 -0700

> If my understanding of OS X is correct, then this won't work: OS X
> demands UTF-8 for all file names.

That is correct, at least at the BSD API level.
> The interesting question is whether u"fr\xf6r".encode("utf-8") allows
> one to open the file. If that won't work, it could be considered a bug
> in OS X, and I trust Apple that they can get such things right (if
> they had considered them).
It will work.