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    SubjectRe: stty utf8
    Jamie Lokier wrote:
    > perl -e 'for (glob "*") { rename $_, "ņi-".$_ or die "rename: $!\n"; }'
    > (NB: The prefix string is N WITH CEDILLA followed by "i-").
    > (Hint: it mangles perfectly fine non-ASCII file names).
    > Perl has no perfect behaviour to offer, because what should that
    > behaviour be if readdir() might return a non-UTF-8 byte sequence
    > as a name?

    I've had someone point out that the perl script mangles non-UTF-8
    filenames, and there is no correct behaviour for that case.

    In fact the _real_ bug is that it mangles perfectly fine UTF-8 filenames.

    It's a Perl quirk, but the behaviour is like that for compatibility
    with non-UTF-8 filesystems. I wanted to show how just using UTF-8 for
    filenames isn't _yet_ as straightforward as it should be.

    -- Jamie
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