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

Matthias Urlichs smurf@noris.de
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 23:49:05 +0200


Jack Jansen:
> > That is very noticeable via NFS volumes where files with 
> > combined character names are unopenable from the GUI.
> This must be an oversight (or maybe something they didn't 
> implement because of lack of time?). They have all the machinery 
> in place to do on the fly conversion of filenames, it is used 
> for HFS (old-style HFS, not HFS+) and SMB filesystems, where you 
> specify the character set of the filesystem at mount time, and 
> they do NFC-NFD conversion in the system call interface.

Specifying the charset at mount time doesn't work for mount_nfs -- maybe
they fix that in Jaguar (10.2).

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