[Python-Dev] Import and unicode: part two
vstinner at edenwall.com
Mon Jan 24 16:39:39 CET 2011
Le lundi 24 janvier 2011 11:35:22, Stephen J. Turnbull a écrit :
> ... VFAT-formatted file systems and Shift JIS file names ...
I missed something: VFAT stores filenames as unicode (whereas FAT only
supports byte filenames). Well, VFAT stores filenames twice: as a 8+3 byte
strings and as a 255 unicode (UTF-16-LE) string (UTF-16-LE).
On which OS do you access this VFAT file system? On Windows, you have two
APIs: bytes (*A) and wide character (*W). If you use the wide character, there
is explicit encoding at all. Linux has two mount options to control unicode on
a VFAT filesystem: "codepage" for the byte filenames (use Shift JIS here) and
"iocharset" for the unicode filenames (I don't understand this option).
Anyway, both systems support unicode filenames.
I suppose that Shift JIS is used to encode the filename in the 8+3 byte string
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