Re: unicode

Albert D. Cahalan (
Thu, 14 May 1998 22:41:20 -0400 (EDT)

Kenneth Albanowski writes:

> Sorting order clearly does not need to be in the kernel or filesystem,
> while case insensitivity is less clear. If not in the kernel, it still
> needs to be ubiquitous, so some libc facility seems necessary. Note that a
> canonical "lower-case" storage format is probably not feasible in all
> languages.
> 'Til now, I've been of the opinion that case-insensitivity had no part in
> Linux, but I'm coming round to the opinion that it will be necessary as
> part of a "user-friendly" UI.

NTFS stores a 128-kB case table in the filesystem.
It is used to make the B-tree directories work right.

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