On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 09:51:38PM -0400, Peter Lai wrote:
> why do I get the feeling apple made everything worse by not sticking
> with either UTF-16 or UTF-8 encodings and posix collation for Finder
If you're going to allow funny foreign characters in filenames then you
can't use POSIX collation. Why? Because POSIX collation sorts by
character code byte values. However, to pick a language at random - in
Icelandic, ¿ is sorted between D and E, despite the character codes
being, in order, 0x44, 0xD0 and 0x45, and their UTF-8 encodings being
0x44, 0xC3 0x90, 0x45.
No doubt my editor/MUA combination will have bollocksed up the funny
foreign character in this email.
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