Re: Accented chars in filenames issue
On 25/06/11 11:27, Doug wrote:
> On 06/24/2011 08:16 PM, lee wrote:
>> Scott Ferguson<firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Probably the best reason is if you *ever* share files, or send one to
> someone else, he/she is as likely as not not to have the capability of
> inputting the accented character. --doug
In this case it would require educating Microsoft Windows users (and
corrupting my nicely organised and extensive music collection). Which is
where the problem came from. I have no problems with either ext3 or ext4
in "creating" filenames with whitespaces and accented characters.
Note the screen shot:-
- that's a file being transferred from a MS users NTFS drive to mine -
I can play the file fine (on their drive) but it won't copy across
unless I create a non-UTF file system, or rename it.
Dumbing down all song, album, and artist names to remove whitespaces and
accented characters is not feasible. There's a difference between
Camaleon and Camaleón, and it's a difference Amarok has no trouble with.
The whole point of UTF is to be able to deal with extended character sets.
I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullsh#t. We're a
virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are.
~ Bill Hicks