On 17 Mar 2014, at 19:56, Philip Robar <philip.ro...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 3:40 PM, Dave Cottlehuber <d...@jsonified.com> wrote:
> On 17. März 2014 at 19:17:23, Philip Robar (philip.ro...@gmail.com) wrote:
> > I admit to being one whose eyes glaze over when the discussion turns to
> > i18n/l10n. So why should I use formD normalization?
> Because (as you point out ;-) poorly written software won't work.
> iTunes is one of them, sadly.
> OK, let me try again. I read a description of the various normalization forms
> and despite my being a native speaker of English I couldn't find any meaning
> in the words. (Something, unfortunately all too common when it comes to
> standards docs.) So can you explain for the naive and mildly interested what
> "formD" means?
Unicode has multiple ways of representing certain characters, e.g. characters
with accents. Each way is defined in the Unicode standard. You may have
filenames with these characters in, and Apple expects these characters to be
encoded one way, Linux may (for argument's sake) assume another way, and so on.
These are (AIUI) the different normalization forms.
ZFS lets you choose the normalization form when you create each filesystem.
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