[Development] The life of a file name and other possibly mal-encoded strings on non-Windows systems

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Wed Oct 8 09:52:08 CEST 2014

On Wednesday 08 October 2014 09:44:56 Tomasz Siekierda wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 October 2014 23:31:11 Christoph Feck wrote:
> > We are using the same hack in KDE4Libs, but it relies on
> > QFile::setDecodingFunction. Unfortunately, this function is no longer
> > available in Qt5, so in a few years, we will see the same long
> > discussion as in https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=165044
> Thank you for that link, I've read through the whole discussion, and I
> have to say I had no idea this problem can be that serious; I don't
> think I've ever encountered it myself. But it seems to be rather
> widespread and even made some people frustrated enough to stop using
> KDE :-(

It isn't that widespread. This used to be more of a problem in 2003 when Linux 
started to move from Latin1 and Latin9 to UTF-8.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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