Re: Racy NLS behaviour in FAT (and possible other fs)

From: OGAWA Hirofumi
Date: Mon Feb 19 2007 - 12:32:38 EST

Pierre Ossman <drzeus-list@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> OGAWA Hirofumi wrote:
>>> I'm experiencing a rather odd behaviour with the character set
>>> conversion. If I mount a vfat fs with utf8 and then create a file
>>> with invalid utf-8 sequences, the file will briefly exist with these
>>> invalid sequences, then quickly convert to a stripped version.
>> Yes. utf8 support is broken, and it will fail to convert letter case
>> on many case. And it's why that is not recommended.
> Is there any ongoing work to fix this? UTF-8 is standard on more or less
> every distribution these days.

Yes. But sorry, I don't have any plan and time to fix it now.

If you are using "iocharset=utf8" now, "codepage=cp???,iocharset=xxx,utf8"
might help a bit.
OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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