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    SubjectRe: JFS default behavior (was: UTF-8 in file systems? xfs/extfs/etc.)
    Andy Isaacson wrote:
    > Why on earth is JFS worried about the filename, anyways? Why has it
    > *ever* had *any* behavior other than "string of bytes, delimited with /,
    > terminated with \0" ?

    Perhaps for the same reason that these other in-tree filesystems are
    sensitive to the character encoding:

    Joliet (ISO-9660 extension), FAT/VFAT, NTFS, BeFS, SMBFS, CIFS.

    Those filesystems will also fail, or give unexpected behaviour (such
    as bytes being changed to '?'), if you pass them names which are not
    in the appropriate encoding.

    -- Jamie
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