Re: Make Unicode bugs release critical?
> Never useful except for 90% of the market? (I wonder how SAMBA deals
> with it...)
I don't think you really want to know. There's a 'unicode' flag in
much of the CIFS protocol that means filenames and such are in UTF-16
(I think UTF-16LE) instead of some-random-configured-code-page.
Samba's been using that flag for about 10 years. You configure it to
say what encoding your filenames are supposed to be on the server, and
it expresses them in UTF-16 on the wire.
Samba also supports non-Unicode-aware clients like Windows 3.11 - or at
least it used to support these - you'd tell Samba what client code page
to translate your filenames into on the wire. Fun stuff.
Samba doesn't really deal with file _contents_, which is a much more
"interesting" problem than filenames. It just serves contents as-is,
like most file service protocols other than FTP.
Peter Samuelson | org-tld!p12n!peter | http://p12n.org/