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Re: Bug#701081: debian-policy: mandate an encoding for filenames in binary packages

Le mardi 5 mars 2013 01:16:52, Bill Allombert a écrit :
> On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 12:06:06AM +0000, Roger Leigh wrote:
> > We have defaulted to UTF-8 locales for over a decade now.  Unless
> > there are compelling reasons not to use UTF-8 locales, maybe we
> > could perhaps consider retiring them and having everything be
> > UTF-8 by default at this point. If we do require this in
> > userspace, then the naming restrictions could also be enforced
> > in-kernel e.g. with create/open with O_CREAT to disallow non-UTF-8
> > filename creation.
> My understanding is that we are supporting some character set that are
> still not included in unicode.

Forgive me if I missed something but it seems to me that even if we are 
supporting only charset included in unicode, people could have files created 
with another distribution / OS not encoded in UTF-8. So I don't think it's 
possible / desirable to deny opening UTF-8 filename in the kernel.

> Cheers,

Best regards,


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