File names, character sets and Unicode

Дамјан Георгиевски gdamjan at
Sun Dec 14 05:01:58 CET 2008

> In a nutshell, this is likely to cause pain until all file systems are
> standardized on a particular encoding of Unicode. Probably only about
> another fifteen years to go ...

well, most Linux distros are defaulting to a UTF-8 locale now, the
exception beeing Gentoo&similar that expect the user to know what to
configure - which he often doesn't :) 

but, yes, there's no way of enforcing that.

дамјан ( )

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