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SubjectRe: UTF-8 practically vs. theoretically in the VFS API
Jamie Lokier <> writes:

> Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> I think the filenames are just ways for a _program_ to look up stuff, and
>> the human readability is a secondary thing (it's "polite", but not a
>> fundamental part of their meaning).
> Politeness is nice. I'm sure there's a pragmatic reason most
> filenames are meaningful text in some human language :)
> I'd like a way to type something like "touch zöe.txt" on an ordinary
> latin1 terminal and get a UTF-8 filename in my filesystem. Thanks :)

Then hack either bash (or whatever shell you use) or touch to do just that.

Måns Rullgård

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